When tackling the broader food world and trying to make good decisions, where do you turn for advice? This post is not meant to be a promotion, so my apologies if it comes off as such, but I am a fan of Environmental Working Group. There is a lot of quality information there on GMO foods and labeling, toxins and pesticides, shopping guides, cleaning and cosmetic products, farming information, and more. There is a helpful informational piece commenting on the recent new Dietary Guidelines for Americans: http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2016/01/clear-advice-healthy-eating-introducing-ewg-s-new-dietary-guidelines.
Environmental Working Group is also the producer of the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists that come out every year. The Dirty Dozen refers to a list of 12 foods that are the most likely highly chemically sprayed or exposed produce items. The Clean Fifteen refers to the 15 safer produce items in terms of chemical exposure. Keep in mind that just because they are on the list doesn’t mean they are the best options for you. See this link as to why: http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/dirty-dozen.html.
When you have some time, I suggest you take a look around the above sites and see if there’s anything that you think would be helpful to you, on YOUR journey to good health.