- What you eat makes a difference in how you feel and how well your body heals itself of illness, sickness, and disease.
Eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, staying away from processed or “junk” foods, minimizing processed oils, and avoiding an excess of meat and dairy (we eat far too much meat and dairy, and we really need very little) will go far to promote a healthy body and a strong immune system, which is imperitive for fighting off the start of disease.
Eating more fruits and veggies is a great place to start on the road to better health. You cannot overdo it on produce, and it’s easy to get 10 or more servings a day if you add in a few smoothies, a few salads, and a juice here and there.
Whenever you can, buy fresh, organic produce, free from chemicals and waxes.
Here are are some tips to help you stretch your budget if you can’t afford to do 100 percent organic:
THE DIRTY DOZEN
Organic produce is free from many harmful pesticides and GMOs. So organic is the way to go as often as you can. Here is a list of 12 produce items you should try to buy organic (since non-organic produce often have a lot of contaminants); these are called the “Dirty Dozen.”
THE CLEAN 15
The “Clean 15” are the produce items that are often okay to purchase in the non-organic variety if you must stretch your budget (but again, buy organic when you can).