In addition to the clean 15, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list of the top 12 most contaminated foods in the US food supply.
Chemicals in our diet are linked to many problems including inflammation, pain, allergies and inability to lose weight.
You will reduce your exposure to chemicals most effectively if you reduce your consumption of these conventional crops. Instead, substitute other foods or buy organic or local sustainably grown.
For 2015, the most contaminated crops are:
8. Sweet bell peppers
10. Cherry tomatoes
11. Snap peas – imported
Two more to watch out for: Hot peppers, Kale/collard greens
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