What exactly are superfoods anyway?
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, superfoods are “a super nutrient-dense food, loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and/or phytonutrients, etc.”. I have also read they have specific benefits for health improvements, few negative properties and are a whole food in its natural state.
In a perfect world, we would all be able to buy organic, local, grass fed, free-range food on a daily basis. But if you’re anything like me, that’s not possible, the grocery budget is only so big, especially with 2 growing boys.
Now, I’ve made some changes in our monthly budget so that I can buy more organic food. Cut back on the Starbucks for one. But I’ve also found this great guide that shows which produce has the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic, and which are the least contaminated and you can save your money by buying them conventional.
Visit the Environmental Working Group’s website to get your copy of the “Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen” list.
Since cancer prevention and support is my passion, I’ve chosen 3 foods from each list, highlighting their cancer fighting properties.
The Dirty Dozen list…BUY THESE ORGANIC
3. Strawberries (or any berry for that matter)
The Clean Fifteen list…OK to eat conventional
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And as always, if you need help to introduce healthy eating into your life, give me a c
In good health,Cheryl Wahl, RHN, Personal Trainer778-836-3831
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