Recently, the USDA made it clear it wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables: They should take up half your plate at every meal. Fruits and veggies are low-cal, high fiber, and a very important part of the No. 1-ranked DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.
Eating your fruits and veggies may not be as simple as you think, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Warning consumers against the “dirty dozen” — fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides — it’s an eye-opening study that highlights what really goes into the production of food, and what it means for your family’s health.