Well the New Year has started. We are part way through the second week! How are your New Year's resolutions looking? I can honestly say some of mine are doing well and some need to be changed a bit so that they can become a part of my daily life.

I saw this article which was originally published in Prevention Magazine. It talks about 7 Foods to Never Eat. Here is a brief summarization for each topic. These seven foods are now a part of my New Year's resolutions. May you continue to be successful in the New Year too!

1. The Endocrinologist Won't Eat: Canned Tomatoes
The bisphenol-A that lines the cans has been linked to many different health concerns.

2. The Farmer Won't Eat: Corn-Fed Beef
The corn and soybeans used to feed the cattle will fatten up the cattle, but the meat will contain less vitamins and minerals than if the cattle were allowed to eat grass. More money in the pockets for supplier, but less nutritional value for you and I.

3. The Toxicologist Won't Eat: Microwave Popcorn
The chemicals found in the bag have been linked to infertility.

4. The Farm Director Won't Eat: Non-Organic Potatoes
The chemicals used in on the plants winds up in the soil and is absorbed by these root vegetables.

5. The Fisheries Expert Won't Eat: Farmed Salmon
Based on their diet, where they grow up and what is in the water, these fish have lower levels of vitamins and minerals, along with extra chemicals.

6. The Cancer Researcher Won't Drink: Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones
Growth hormone injected into the cows to increase milk production. These hormones are then found in the milk that is produced.

7. The Organic-Foods Expert Won't Eat: Conventional Apples
Apples are purposely sprayed with chemicals to keep the pests away. The chemicals used have been linked to cancer.

I would also recommend that you look at the Dirty Dozen list put out by the Environmental Workers Group. These twelve food items are an organic "must-buy" as a result of the high levels of pesticides found in and on them due to "conventional" farming practices.