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The Clean Fifteen are the fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated by pesticide use. If you're unable to fully commit to buying organic produce, these conventional fruit and veg are mostly pesticide free.
These twelve fruits and vegetables are most contaminated by pesticide use and should be bought organically. Let this chart dictate your allocation of organic vs. non-organic purchases.
Sugar can be sneaky. Actually, it is more than sneaky, it’s infiltrated almost everything on store shelves and seems to be everywhere in processed and man-made foods.
It is easy to make small changes in our lives that will promote getting slimmer. Make one attainable change at a time and you will want to add more changes as you see results in the way you feel and look.
A high-fiber diet has been researched to reduce the risk of developing various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, diverticular disease, constipation, and colon cancer. Fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and for lowering cholesterol.
Mangoes have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Some of the possible health benefits of consuming mango include a decreased risk of macular degeneration, a decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health and even benefits for the skin and hair.
Some great events are planned for Vancouver to celebrate World Oceans Day this year. We hope you’ll join in the fun. Oceans Day is on June 8, but events are happening all week.
Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.
Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli. This is one vegetable that deserves a regular rotation in your diet, however, as it contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals.
May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. Do you think you may have food allergies or sensitivities but aren't 100% sure what from? Roots Up Nutritional Consulting now offers food allergy and sensitivity testing.

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