Onions: Onions provide rich amounts of antioxidants. They also have a flavonoid called quercetin, which may help inhibit the growth of H. pylori bacteria, which underlies most stomach ulcers.

Avocados: The Environmental Working Group tested more than 3,000 pieces of produce for agricultural chemical residues and only one percent of avocado samples showed any detectable pesticides.

Pineapples: The thick skin of pineapples absorbs most of the pesticides used for cultivation. 89% of the pineapples tested had no residue.

Grapefruit: Thanks to the grapefruit’s dense peel, pesticides are kept from invading the juicy fruit.

Mango: Like their friend the grapefruit, their dense peel protects their insides from toxic chemicals used for production.

Cantaloupe: Pesticide residue is unable to get past the tough peel of cantaloupe, protecting its juicy insides and making it one of Environmental Working Group’s “Clean 15.”

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Clean 15 Dirty dozen is a great tool to utilize while grocery shopping. It helps determine which foods are safe to buy non-organic. You can find all of the above items on the clean 15 list.

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