Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 “dirtiest” fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization — ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular fruits and vegetables for its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
Spinach is the second dirtiest item on the “Dirty Dozen” list, followed by (in order of contamination) nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes and sweet bell peppers.
Each of these foods tested positive for pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce.
On a positive note, the Environmental Working Group also creates a lesser-known companion to the Dirty Dozen:
the “Clean 15” guide to produce containing the least amount of pesticides. Avocados lead 2018’s clean fruits and veggies list, followed by sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli.
Friday was National Chia Day!
Aside from being the foundation of gag-gift giving of the Chia-Pet for a generation, it turns out those little chia seeds are just plain great for your health!
They are protein packed boasting 5g of protein and 10g of fiber in each 1 oz serving. Plus it is full of brain healthy omega 3’s!
Incorporating chia into your life can be as simple as sprinkling them onto a salad for a nice crunch.
But if you’re looking for a sweet treat, look no further than a chia pudding!
Basic Chia Pudding is the healthy answer to tapioca pudding. It’s quick, easy and packed with nutrition!
- 2 cups coconut (or almond)
- 1 tbs pure maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup mixed berries, favorite fruit or dab of jam (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the chia seeds to avoid clumps.
Stir every few minutes for the first ten minutes, then refrigerate the mixture. Let it thicken for at least 3 hours, or as long as a few days.
When ready to serve, divide pudding into 3 bowls or jars, and top with your choice of topping.
(Excerpted) Shannyn Caldwell is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Student of Natruropathic Medicine
We hear PLENTY about “Clean Eating” but I Bible talks about having clean “hands and clean hearts”
On today’s show we had to joy of chatting with the founder of Revelation Wellness founder Alisa Keeton. She suggests that a truly healthy person has not just a clean diet, but a clean heart.
Here are a couple of ways that YOU can take the Clean Hearting Challenge:
Fast from Shame…allowing the Lord to cover you with His mercy.
Don’t just fuel your body with good nutrition, feast for your spirit! Spend time in the Word daily.
Remember that in our weakness, He is strong, so rather that doing ALL the “heavy lifting” in your life, cast your cares on HIM!
(Sounds a lot like our Family Life Radio 30-Day’s of HOPE! We pray you join us today and experience hope and a wellness revelation!)
Thanks to Alisa!