Nutrition Before During and After Cancer

Information on nutritional needs for cancer patients

Organic—to be or not to be…

The Environmental Working Group has put together a very practical approach to buying organic. If you are trying to avoid pesticides in your food, purchasing the produce listed under the “Dirty Dozen” in organic form will help you get the most bang for your food buying buck.

The “Clean 15” are the lowest in pesticide residues, so the difference between organic and conventional versions of these foods isn’t as great. You may be more comfortable buying the “Clean 15” as conventional.


Dirty Dozen (Buy These Organic)
  1. Apples
  2. Strawberry
  3. Peaches
  4. Nectarines( imported)
  5. Grapes ( imported)
  6. Blueberries ( domestic)
  7. Spinach
  8. Celery
  9. Kale/collard Greens
  10. Lettuce
  11. Sweet Bell peppers
  12. Potatoes
The “Clean 15”
  1. Onions
  2. Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe ( domestic)
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms