The “Dirty Dozen” is back…..YAY!! So up today? The Blueberry. Of 60 fruits and vegetables analyzed in a Tufts University study…. the almighty blueberry had the highest antioxidant content of all…. Meaning…. the blueberry has the ability to reduce free radical damage in our bodies’ cells, which means it is one of the healthiest food choices to put in our bodies. Now here’s the serious issue…. This Fruit Perpetrator usually tops the Dirty Dozen list with more than 50 pesticide residues! 50! Yuck!
For those of you that are new to The Dirty Dozen…. I will give you a little recap. “The Dirty Dozen” is a list of fruits and vegetables that have been found to have the highest residual pesticides by several watch groups with The Environmental Working Group leading the pack. So far we have highlighted 5 of “The Dirty Dozen.” Strawberries, grapes, apples and hot peppers…. and including today…. the powerful blueberry.
On the blueberry it’s… Go Organic…. or Go Home! I wouldn’t even consider putting one of these babies in my mouth unless I knew 100%…. it was organic. It’s that bad. Cultivated blueberries are heavily sprayed and seriously contaminated. Wild grown, organic are smaller but way tastier! So My Beautiful Peeps…. Let’s make a pact to only buy organic when purchasing this powerhouse of a fruit!