RANT: The CLEAN 15

Last week we covered the Dirty Dozen–the most chemically contaminated produce. Buying the organic version of the produce on the Dirty Dozen is an important step in cancer prevention.

This week’s blog reveals the Clean 15! So you’ll know where to spend your organic dollars.

The Clean 15 List, which periodically changes, includes the produce with the least chemical and pesticide exposure–so theoretically you would not need to buy organic (though, if you can afford it, do it! For your health, your community, and to support those farmers who are growing responsibly). Here goes:

1. AVOCADOS

2. SWEET CORN

3. PINEAPPLES

4. CABBAGE

5. SWEET PEAS (Frozen)

6. ONIONS

7. ASPARAGUS

8. MANGOES

9. PAPAYAS

10.KIWI

11. EGGPLANT

12. GRAPEFRUIT

13. CANTALOUPE (domestic)

14. CAULIFLOWER

15. SWEET POTATOES

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

2 thoughts on “RANT: The CLEAN 15

  1. I’m always so happy to see things we eat so routinely on this list! I haven’t read the report this year. Do they comment on GMOs (like in the papaya, some sweet corn)? I’m just finally getting to reading on those issues.

    1. I know I’m relieved avocado are there!
      List of course changes periodically and varies depending on source. Also hard to not how up to date the data is, especially as farming and pesticide practices and chemicals change.

      It’s a full time job keeping up with all of this, isn’t it.

      Would love you to blog about GMO info you compile!

      Thx for reading (and caring about this stuff)

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