Organics + the Dirty Dozen
Organic food is always best if possible, for it is the least tampered with. When we eat food that is closest to its natural state, we obtain the maximum nutrition! For the sake of budgeting, because I get it, me too, I make sure to stick to buying organic for the Dirty Dozen + then do my best with the rest. The Dirty Dozen is a list of the top most heavily sprayed + modified crops, so it really is in your best interest to NOT eat conventional of the following list. Check sales or SHOP TJ!! I am a mega fan because their food is such good quality + affordable.
The Dirty Dozen is as follows:
strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes and sweet bell peppers
To limit toxin exposure, stick to organic for these fruits and veggies, and then purchase conventional for the rest! I love little hacks like this, for it really does help to make your weekly food bill more affordable. If you are anything like me (a Vata/ Pitta) I eat a TON and need to buy a lot of food each week. But, when I nourish my body correctly, I do not get sick the way I used to! I would catch a crazy cold/flu at least once a year if not more, my immune system was very weak due to lack of real nutrition. Eating real food and connecting more to what my body is truly craving in terms of nutrition has boosted my immune system and helped to improve my overall health + wellness.
I love helping others achieve the same feeling! It really isn’t difficult to switch to a more plant based, whole foods diet. It just takes some guidance and accountability at times! If you are interested in seeing how I can help you achieve your wellness goals, check out my holistic coaching offerings: https://www.alysonvictoria.com/forms .
:: Namaste ::