I know you’ve heard of The Dirty Dozen – you know, foods that you should eat organic. I wanted to share the Current List of The Dirty Dozen.
Before going on my monthly shopping trip to Whole Foods I was looking for a list of The Dirty Dozen so I googled it. I found a few…but each list I found was slightly different than the other. UGH!! The majority of the lists I saw had most of the same produce but varied with one or two.
The Current List of The Dirty Dozen
I realize now that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reviews the Dirty Dozen list each year and so the list could change each year. So, I only found the list for 2015 (below). If anyone knows or has seen a list for 2016, please let me know. I keep saying I’m going to take the list with me every time I go to Whole Foods, but I forget it every time.Thought maybe some of you would want a print out of the list to carry with you in your purse or pocket.
The Dirty Dozen is a list of fruits and vegetables that we should (and I say that lightly) buy organic because of how they are grown. It’s known that these foods are grown with pesticide residue on them. So, you make the choice. My husband doesn’t believe in this, but I do – yea, it’s a drag sometimes b/c he does a lot of our grocery shopping.
Current Dirty Dozen according to the EWG:
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Snap Peas
Did you know there’s a list now for the “Daily” Dozen? It’s a list of foods recommended by Michael Greger, MD that should be eaten every day to have a long and healthy life. I use that word “should” very lightly. >>>>INSERT>>>>According to one of my readers I now have the rest (see below)
- Beans or Legumes – such as; soybeans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils. Split pea soup and hummus will work.
- Berries – he also says avocados and bananas are in this group.
- Cruciferous Vegetables – such as; broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale (at least 3 servings from this list and other green veggies)
- Nuts – a quarter cup of nuts is considered a serving, or 2 tbs of nut butters
- Spices – include turmeric in your daily dose
- Whole Grains – can be more than just bread – ex. pasta, oatmeal, cold cereal, popcorn
- Other Vegetables
- Other Fruits
The other six are in his book called “How Not To Die” by Dr. Michael Greger. I sure am intrigued to know which foods I should be eating every day. If anyone has the book, please comment below. The six above will bust my butt if I had to eat them every day…just saying.
Some of this content was taken from MindBodyGreen.com. I love that website. So, what do you think of the current list of The Dirty Dozen? I’m afraid it’s going to change next year.