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Safe and Unsafe Vegetables and Fruit

Ever wonder if you should be buying all organic when it comes to your food? More specifically your fruit and vegetables? The cost of doing so seems pretty ridiculous. So what can we do? Educate ourselves. Recent graduate to classes Serenity Aberdour, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, sent me some information on pesticide contamination in vegetables and fruit. The Environmental Working Group Shoppers Guide has a published list of the best and worst fruits and vegetables in relation to their pesticide contamination. Here is the "Dirty Dozen". You want to be buying these items organic because they are soaked in pesticides. 1. Apples (Damn) 2. Celery 3. Strawberries 4. Peaches 5. Spinach 6. Nectarines 7. Grapes – imported 8. Sweet bell peppers 9. Potatoes 10. Blueberries – domestic 11. Lettuce 12. Kale/collard greens And here is the "Clean 15". Probably won't matter if you buy these organic or not. They are the lowest in pesticides contamination. 1. Onions 2. Sweet Corn 3. Pineapples 4. Avocado 5. Asparagus 6. Sweet peas 7. Mangoes 8. Eggplant 9. Cantaloupe - domestic 10. Kiwi 11. Cabbage 12. Watermelon 13. Sweet potatoes 14. Grapefruit 15. Mushrooms Here is the complete list of 53 produce items. Turns out eating fruits and vegetables that are high pesticides is still better than cutting them out of your diet. However, we can certainly make educated choices as to which ones we eat. Monday's Workout: Warm Up: Agility Ladder Tech: Pull Ups - Coaches please use this time to fine tune athlete's kipping or butterfly pull up. Everyday I see people making the most simplest of mistakes. Kipping - Push off the bar at the top. Have your legs straight and feet underneath you when your chin is over the bar. Butterfly - Have your ankles together. Buck with your hip, not your feet. Workout: Fran 21,15,9 Thrusters (95/65 lbs) Pull ups When coaching the CrossFit movements, coaches are looking for the following: Proper Mechanics then Consistency then Intensity. The "Intensity" can come in several forms - load, reps, rounds, duration, or all of them. Once we have the first 2 then we can key in on the last. That is where the currency is. So come on in and get rich! Much Love, Sheppy