January 4, 2013

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 5 of 31 – Organic Dirty Bakers Dozen and Clean 15

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How to Eat Cleaner – Day 5 of 31 – Organic Dirty Bakers Dozen and Clean 15

Hello everyone. I’m so excited that you decided to join me in our 31 days to cleaner or healthier eating. Each one of these videos will have 1 simple concept for you to chew on. It’s your choice what you do with it. Try it for a day, a week, a month or implement for your entire life. My hope is it helps you open your mind to learning more about fueling your body more healthily.

Part of cleaning up what we eat is getting educated and alot of these videos focus on awareness. What you do with that is up to you.

I reviewed why organic in a previous video, but it’s worth repeating and adding some information to it. The chemicals used in weed killers, pesticides, and fertilizers mess with our biochemistry. That means it messes with our hormones and every process in our bodies. Have trouble losing weight? It may be your hormones are out of whack. Also, here is some food for thought. Buying organic also supports the welfare of the worker at these farms. They are exposed to less toxins and live healthier lives also. Plus where does all the chemical run off and waste from the corporate farms that use all these chemicals.? Just something to think about.

Organic foods are more expensive. Alot of our food is subsidized by the government so we are not seeing the true cost of food… yet. But, as far as I know, no organic farmers get these government kick backs at this time. So, organics are usually what food should cost. The farms are smaller, many family owned. So, overhead cost are a little different.

If you are on a tight budget, you have to be much more creative to eat organic. There are lots of ways to plan and prep to live mostly organic. If you are just starting to transition to organic it’s good to know 2 lists. One is called the dirty dozen with an added selection from thedailygreen.com and the clean 15. The dirty dozen have been found to be the fruits and vegetables that have the most chemical toxins on them and the clean 15 are the fruits and vegetables that generally test to have the least, not none, just the least.

Dirty Bakers Dozen
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Nectarines
7. Grapes
8. Sweet Bell Peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Blueberries
11. Lettuce
12. Kale
13. Collard Greens

Clean 15
1. Onions
2. Sweet Corn
3. Pineapple
4. Avocado Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Sweet peas
7. Mango
8. Eggplant
9. Cantaloupe (domestic)
10. Kiwi
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet Potatoes
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms

Remember your food absorbs the chemicals in the soil. So even though these are lowest in chemicals, they still contain them, you are ingesting them, and they are manipulating your hormones.

The organic topic is quite big so I will address it more in later video.

Thanks for your time. This is Coach Lana and I would love for you to join me at http://facebook.com/coachlana so we can connect.

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