Our nutritional health is the foundation on which we thrive. To obtain excellence in the body and mind, it is essential we nourish ourselves with a healthy and balanced diet. And, when you consider healthy eating as a lifestyle rather than a "diet", you'll see greater results.
Tip: Be patient and loving with yourself as you take this journey. You may want to take shortcuts, you may veer off the road, or stop traveling altogether. However, take your time, get back on course, experiment, and have fun with healthy foods. The best part? I'm here to coach you along the way!
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases consumer guides aimed at providing lists of fruits and vegetables with the most and least pesticide residues. While there are differing views regarding the accuracy of the lists, it remains that consumers should eat fruits and vegetables daily, wash them before consumption and, buy organic or shop at local farmer's markets when possible.
The Dirty Dozen
Strawberries, Spinach, Kale (Collard & Mustard Greens), Nectarines, Apples, Grapes, Bell & Hot Peppers, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Celery, & Tomatoes
The Clean Fifteen
Avocades, Sweet Corn, Pineapple, Onions, Papaya*, Sweet Peas (frozen), Asparagus, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Cantaloupe, Mangoes, Watermelon, Sweet Potatoes