Helpful Hints

  • Eat a variety of foods! If you eat a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, you will probably get most of the nutrients your body needs.
  • Drink plenty of water!
  • Eat green leafy vegetables!
  • When shopping, try to purchase the organic varieties of the following produce items, which are commonly associated with higher amounts of pesticides: celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, cherries, kale, collard greens, potatoes, and grapes.
  • Alternatively, the following produce items are associated with the lowest amounts of pesticides: onions, avocado, sweet corn, pineapple, mangoes, sweet peas, asparagus, kiwi, cabbage, eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapefruit, sweet potato, and honeydew.
  • The easiest way to avoid animal products in the food you eat is to prepare food yourself. Instead of buying a loaf of bread or buying some granola, do it yourself. There are vegan recipes all over the internet for vegan food items. Try vising Vegweb, the International Vegetarian Union, the Vegan Chef, and the Post Punk Kitchen. You might also invest in a vegan cookbook (or check one out from the library).
  • When buying food, you should check out the natural food section, which are being more common in stores across the nation.