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Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Guide to Pesticides in Produce: The Dirty Dozen

Environmental Working Group’s Executive Summary Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at … Continue reading


High Fiber Carbohydrates Reduce Inflammation

Need another reason to eat more fiber?  New research shows that eating carbohydrates that are high in fiber such as whole grains, beans, nuts & seeds, fruit, and vegetables decreases inflammation.  They found that among overweight and obese study participants, a low-glycemic-load diet reduced a biomarker of inflammation called C-reactive protein by about 22 percent.  … Continue reading