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Friday Fitness #11 – The Dirty dozen and Clean 15!

Every year, a list of the “Dirty Dozen,” are announced to the public. This consists of the top (or bottom rather) 12 fruits and vegetables that have the highest amount of pesticides when grown conventionally versus organically. When testing, the Environmental Working Group uses 40,900 samples for 47 different produce.

So if you’re not going to eat 100% organic, at least make these in your organic choices!

The Dirty Dozen!

  1. Strawberries

  2. Spinach

  3. Kale

  4. Nectarines

  5. Apples

  6. Grapes

  7. Peaches

  8. Cherries

  9. Pears

  10. Tomatoes

  11. Celery

  12. Potatoes

The EWG also grants us a list of the 15 fruits and vegetables that test with the lowest amount of pesticide residue.

So if you’re limited in organic selection, these ones can slide by as being safer to consume.

So fresh and so clean clean (for all of you OutKast fans)!

  1. Avocados

  2. Sweet corn

  3. Pineapple

  4. Frozen sweet peas

  5. Onions

  6. Papaya

  7. Eggplant

  8. Asparagus

  9. Kiwi

  10. Cabbage

  11. Cauliflower

  12. Cantaloupe

  13. Broccoli

  14. Mushrooms

    Honeydew melon

Hopefully this knowledge gives you a little more confidence when standing in the store debating on your selection. Depending on my options, I’ve often considered these lists when making my decision at the market. For example, I’d go for a non organic pineapple over non organic strawberries any day! In fact, I’d confess to grabbing a side of cabbage over the popular spinach or kale salad if a restaurant couldn’t confirm organic or not.

Side note for thought: I wonder if we’d make the same food choices if we saw the entire process…

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Wrap up El Salvador

The last post I have for you of El Salvador is just a blend of the random items that was a part of the two weeks exploring.

On this day, mom and I decided to take a walk into the city to snag some groceries from the local market. Here’s what we found along the way!

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Just for fun, we snuck a peak in different restaurants just to see the vibe of the city scene etery.

Sushi!

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Pizza with a view!

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The number one hamburger joint in the city that also carries the one cookie that mom has been searching for since we tried it the first day.

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This is the cookie that she’s been in search of. It’s kind of like shortbread with dulce de leche (a Latin style of caramel) topped with an egg fluff crispy frosting.

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Yes, that’s over $3 US dollars for one can of coors light! I stuck to the local goods of course.

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The sun goes down and the energy goes up!

Dancing with our new friends from the hostel, meet Jason From Texas and sweet Alex From England.

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This guy picked me up (literally) as his official partner for the evening. Turns out he’s actually a Latin dance instructor here in San Salvador, too much fun!

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Mom? She found her own groove for the night… All smiles of course!

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The bathroom had a chalk board… Could be dangerous.

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This was a dinner out with the fun group we met in Juayua, check out the decor in this place.

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An adorable little coffee for the morning as we depart for the airport.

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Mom takes the route back north to the US and I head south to further my volunteering.

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Ciao for now my friends… Next post, Panama!

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