A couple of weeks ago, we posted The Dirty Dozen – 12 foods that are recognized by the Environmental Working Group as being heavily sprayed with Pesticides.

One of our astute readers asked the obvious question – “what are the 12 that are least sprayed”?

In fact, the EWG lists what they refer to as the “Clean 15” – the top 15 foods that have very low pesticide loads associated with them.  Without further ado, here are the Clean 15:

  1. Onion
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn (frozen)
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mango
  6. Asparagus
  7. Sweet Peas (frozen)
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Papaya
  12. Watermelon
  13. Broccoli
  14. Tomato
  15. Sweet Potato

If you’re interested in minimizing your exposure to pesticides, the best approach is to buy certified organic fruits and vegetables.  To obtain “certified organic” status, there can be zero exposure to pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.  But sometimes, organic fruits and vegetables are more difficult to come by, especially in the dead of a Canadian winter.  In that case,  the Clean 15 are your best choice.

Happy eating!

Summer is here! Please note our closure from July 26-30th, 2021

Happy summer from the Cornerstone team!  We hope that you are planning some much deserved family time and outdoor activity.  We have our annual closure coming up the week of July 26th - July 30th, 2021.  Please note that we are completely CLOSED to patients for this week.  Patients of Dr. Meier, ND and Dr. Boucher, ND, please ensure your supplements are refilled well in advance. 

COVID update.  We are pleased to continue our covid-free streak at the centre.  We continue to follow all sanitary protocols and provide virtual visits whenever necessary.  Masks are still mandatory until we have a different directive from the government.  However, we welcome your walk in business and in-person visits as long as you feel well.

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