Good afternoon all! I am just working on getting my blog up and running, so bear with me and my caveman ways until I get the hang of this 🙂
I tried something new this morning for breakfast (my usual is some combination of oatmeal)… Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Multibran Cereal with skim milk. The verdict… FLAVORLESS! It was definitely a little too bland for me, but I always say I will try anything twice (because I might not have a good experience the first time). So, when I do try it for the second time, there will definitely be some fruit on it to add a little flavor.
On the side I had a small glass of skim milk and piece of whole wheat toast with a little butter and peanut butter (Mmmm!). There’s something about putting a little butter on toast first before the peanut butter… Don’t you agree?
Since I started my morning off with some organic cereal, I decided to do a little research on organic foods. (Note: I am not an avid organic food eater, but I like to try new things.) Here is what I found at FoodNews.org:
The Environmental Working Group found that people who eat their 5 veggies and fruits a day from the following “Dirty Dozen” list consume about 10 pesticides a day. On the other hand those who eat the same amount, but eat from the “Clean 15” list only consume about 2 pesticides a day. And here are the lists… drum roll please!…
DIRTY DOZEN (most harmful to least harmful):
- Bell Peppers
- Kale/Collard Greens
- Grapes (Imported)
They suggest you purchase these organic to cut back on pesticides consumption.
CLEAN 15 (lowest in pesticides):
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potatoes
- Honeydew Melon
So now you know, purchase the “Dirty Dozen” organic and stock up on the “Clean 15”. For more information on this topic visit the FoodNews website.