My husband and I went grocery shopping this weekend. I keep a little list in my purse, which I learned from Dr. Gittleman and my detox diet. On it is the ten most sprayed (with pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides) fruit and vegetable crops in the United States. When one of these ten are on my shopping list, I always buy organically-grown. If I need to buy conventionally grown to save some money, I make sure it is not one of the big ten. Here is the list:
I also avoid conventionally-grown cantaloupe from Mexico and grapes from Chile. Those countries do not have a ban on DDT, and those fruits are regularly sprayed with the stuff before being imported here.
Detox update: I have lost 16 pounds since detoxing at the beginning of September, and maintaining detox benefits in my diet since. My clothes this winter are a size smaller than last winter, whooo hooo! Now I am trying to slow the weight loss down a bit since I need to wait till spring to go down another size.
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