Dirty 12 and Clean 15

It’s that time of year again, when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes their list of dirtiest and cleanest fruits and vegetables with regard to pesticide residue. I’m no fan of pesticides but sometimes they can’t be avoided (as hard as I try), even with proper washing procedures; still, in my mind an apple is healthier than a Special K Bar (40 ingredients, 40! Including chemicals, soy, corn, milk, wheat, rice, and four different low quality oils-and in the Strawberry Bar, there are no strawberries, but artificially flavored cranberries!). Healthy snacking, Special K diet MY ASS.

See the updated list below:dirty-dozen-and-clean-15-2013-411x540

You can find more information at the EWG’s website about methodology and even more detailed lists here!

Thanks to Ingredients of Wellness for the photo.