Surprise: Some conventionally grown fruits and veggies are relatively pesticide-free, according to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that strives to protect public health. When you're buying any of the "Dirty Dozen," which are more likely to be contaminated with chemicals, it's worth spending a little extra on organically grown varieties. Carry this shopping cheat sheet in your purse.
The Clean 15 (from Best to Worst)
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potato
- Honeydew Melon
The Dirty Dozen (from Worst to Best)
- Bell Peppers
- Grapes (imported)
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2010.