Youâ€™ve probably heard of the â€śDirty Dozen,â€ť a list of 12 fruits and vegetables named annually by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to be the most laden with pesticides. The US advocacy groupâ€™s message is that people can limit their exposure to pesticides by buying these 12 products from the organic aisle. Toddler favourites are routinely among the top offenders, and this yearâ€™s list, released in March, is no different: strawberries and grapes are named as pesticide peddlers. If youâ€™re pregnant or parenting little ones, the list could drive you to buy these foods organic, or, at the very least, feel guilty for eating the non-organic variety or serving them to your kids.
But is it really necessary to buy strawberries and grapes in the organic section? Is it actually safer?
“It is interesting 90% of Canadians said [fiber} is the nutrient they wanted to get more of into their diet, but only 65% actually do”.
Michelle Jaelin,Registered Dietitian from The Nutrition Artist.
Michelle Jaelin, Registered DietitianÂ fromÂ NutritionArtist.com visited CTV Kitchener News at Noon to discuss the nutrients for heart health. Among those showcased, fiber was the second nutrient that is important for those wanting to improve their heart health.
Did you start off your 2019 New Year Resolutions vowing to eat healthier, but a few days in your still a little unsure on where to start? Don’t worry we’ve got some tips for you on how to get started on those healthier eating habits.
“Athletes, weekend warriors and even the average Joe, can learn a lot from this next segment because we all function at a higher level when we are properly fueled using nutrition based grain to fuel our bodies” – Lesley Stewart.