What You Eat is Either Hurting You or Healing You
Foods to Avoid: Gluten, sugar, dairy, tap water, fast food, artificial or processed anything, alcohol, EWG’s ‘Dirty dozen’ produce. HUH?!? What the hell CAN we eat??
Choose organic from the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) ‘Dirty Dozen’ list, and when organic is not an option, opt for foods from the EWG’s ‘Clean Fifteen’ list of conventional fruits and vegetables that are relatively low in pesticides. In 2021, more than 90 percent of produce sampled tested positive for two or more pesticides and revealed that leafy greens are among the most contaminated produce. A single sample of conventional kale, collard greens, and mustard greens was found to contain 20 different pesticides. EWG.org
The Dirty Dozen:
- Kale, collard, and mustard greens
- Bell and hot peppers
The Clean Fifteen:
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas
- Honeydew melons
The following organic foods can help support your liver, increase antioxidant levels, and bind toxins for quick removal:
- Berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries
- Green tea
- Flax seeds
- Brassicaceae family: broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and kale.
- Broccoli sprouts
Tips on Eating Healthy:
- Focus on plant-based, whole foods as much as possible.
- When eating meat, choose Grass-Fed/Finished meat over feedlot grain-fed beef whenever possible.
- Find a powdered blend of superfoods for an easy way to get your greens. Buyer beware – most greens products contain cereal grasses and certain proteins that can cause inflammation and digestive issues. My kids’ favorite brand is PaleoValley Organic Supergreens.
- Snack healthy – have healthy snacks in the car, at your desk.
- See recipes page for ideas on healthy meals and snacks.