Organic Ingredients, Not Always Necessary

We all know that pesticides are not good for our bodies. The exposure to toxic chemicals can have an even more adverse effect in children. The metabolism of a fetus, infant and child is less able to metabolize and inactivate toxic chemicals, being more vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticides.
Consuming organic food minimizes the problem, but it is generally expensive, and not accessible to everybody. The Environmental Working Group developed a list of vegetables and fruits that contain the highest amount of pesticides, and the ones that are generally clear. So, be wise and don't spend the extra cash when not necessary.
Rank starting with the fruits and veggies with the highest load of pesticides:

Dirty Dozen:
  1. Celery {highest load of pesticides}
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Cherries
  10. Kale/Collard Greens
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes (Imported)
 Clean Fifteen:
  1. Onions {lowest load of pesticides}
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mangos
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Sweet Potato
  15. Honeydew Melon
  Source: EWG

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Eco.Logical.Mom, a Blog from Wisconsin, Has Been Rated One of the Best Blogs and Websites for Parents.
Brookfield, WI, October 16, 2009 - Eco.Logical.Mom, a blog from Wisconsin that provides information about raising kids with a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle, has been rated one of the best websites and blogs for parents in its category. The Stroller Traffic publication (stroller released the results on October 13, 2009.

"I'm thrilled with the recognition", said Renata Lerch, founder and publisher of Eco.Logical.Mom. "We've worked hard to provide valuable information to parents about raising kids with a healthy and eco-friendly mindset. It's our contribution to the future of our environment, and being acknowledged for that is superb."

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