Just in case that you are OK with being just a little contaminated The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a list of “little contaminated foods”. I suppose this is in contrast of FULLY CONTAMINATED foods. See below.
“The Clean 15” are fruits and vegetables that are likely to have little contamination, so you may want to buy non-organic types of these foods if cost is an issue:
- sweet corn
- sweet peas – frozen
Other tips to include more organic food in your diet:
- Don’t rush into buying all your groceries organic if cost is an issue as it is with most of us. However make sure that the foods you eat the most are organic.
- Become familiar with what your supermarket has, since organic food goes bad faster than chemically induced foods, some supermarkets tend to have sales on organic foods before they go bad.
- Frozen organic produce might be an alternative and is could be cheaper. Berries and other organic foods can be cheaper and will last longer in your freezer.
- Refrain from buying large quantities of organic food at a time. Organic foods will spoil quicker than those processed foods on the supermarket shelves.
- Buy dried grains and legumes. Dry beans are cheaper and last longer so they can be stored for a long period of time. Andthe lining of most food cans is coated with a resin containing bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical that can interfere with estrogen in your body).
- Wash your produce “Start by properly washing your hands with soap or water, which ensures that no microbes are transferred from your hands to the fresh produce”, fill your (clean) kitchen sink with cold water and adding 4 tablespoons of baking soda.
“Soak fruits and vegetables in your sink full of water with 2 tablespoons of baking soda for about five minutes, rinse with cold water and pat dry.” “Exceptions to using this wash are berries or other soft fruits and vegetables that may get too soggy. They still need to be cleaned, but make sure to rinse in the baking soda solution quickly.”
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