You are what you eat!

The foods we eat help nourish our body/mind for optimal health.  But, not all foods are created equally. 
There is debate whether organic foods are better from a nutritional standpoint than non-organic foods.  But the bigger picture I think lies in the use of pesticides on non-organic foods.  
Switching to an all organic diet can be more expensive, especially if you live where growing your own produce is challenging.  One thing you can do however is to try eating organic on what the Environmental Working Group calls "The Dirty Dozen".  Some research suggests that by going organic when purchasing these foods, you may be able to eliminate up to 80% of the pesticides in your diet. 
"The Dirty Dozen"
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Hot Peppers
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach/Kale
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Bell Peppers 
So, try making your local farmers markets and the organic produce section a frequent place to shop for your fruits and veggies.
Make it a great week!
Coach Eric


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