February 10th, 2012

Organic or Not?

When it comes to produce should you buy organic or not? Well, it depends on what you are buying. Some produce naturally needs very little chemical fertilizer and pesticides to survive just fine, therefore these products are okay to buy non-organic. Other products, however, receive large amounts  of chemicals regularly and should always be organic. The lists below were compiled by The Human Ecologist magazine and are an updated version of what I have sent out in the past. Read the full article here to find out why avoiding chemical pesticides in your food is extremely important to your health. The Dirty Dozen should be bought organic. The Clean Fifteen can be bought non-organic due to low pesticide levels.

The Dirty Dozen

Apples, Celery, Strawberries, Peaches, Spinach, Nectarines (imported), Grapes (imported), Sweet Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Blueberries (domestic), Lettuce, Kale/Collard Greens

The Clean Fifteen

Onions, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Avocado, Asparagus, Sweet Peas, Mangoes, Eggplant, Cantaloupe (Domestic), Kiwi, Cabbage, Watermelon, Sweet Potatoes, Grapefruit, Mushrooms

Five rounds for time of:
Run 600 meters
95 pound Squat clean thruster, 15 reps

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6 Responses

  1. 27:37 rx’d

    Thanks for all the great info you’ve been posting. Erin and I are eating it up! (pun intended)

  2. 26:14
    750m Rows
    15 Front Squat 70lbs (2/3 pace) — 15 Press 70lbs
    first wod w/ barbell where I felt the intensity starting to pick up. I like it!

    Most excellent gut check push in final round of squat clean thrusters by Jimmy. Ellen, you’re squat cleans looked so much better! No more bicep curls!

  3. Clean and Jerk
    125-125-125-130-130-135-135

    Tabata Sit ups and KBS
    55# Dumb bell swings
    ~182

    I was teaching a friend about Crossfit today, so I had to teach her all of the movements and didn’t have time for a long WOD.

  4. 38:32 rx’d

    I don’t know what the deal was, but this was a total beatdown for me. I was slow (obvi) and steady but I had to go home and lay around for hours! Now I need a nap. It was like after my 101 days all over again.

  5. 32:39 Rx

    Too much Rver livin and not enough Athlete
    Livin!

  6. […] to 8 oz (1 small bunch) organic kale (read this link re: when or when not to buy organic […]

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