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One of the biggest things I go on about in my clinic is getting clients to eat more fruit and vegetables. And I always recommend organic.
Unfortunately our intensively farmed, pesticide treated soils aren’t what they used to be. Fruit and veg no longer contain the levels of the oh-so-important vitamins and minerals that we need to keep our bodies doing their thing, and this is contributing to the increase in illness and disease that we are experiencing.
I also hear it's not always possible to eat a 100% organic lifestyle, and so I read with interest the study by Americas Environmental Working Group (EWG) who buy a load of fruit and veg each year and analyse the pesticide content to identify the good, the bad and the ugly.
Introducing the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and the ‘Clean Fifteen’. A guide to when you have to buy organic and when its okay not to:
Laura Knowles is a Nutritionist, Kinesiologist, and Yoga Teacher at the Balanced Wellness Clinic in Havant near Portsmouth. Loves blogging about the really important stuff - life, love, vitamins and poo.See my profile