I recently read the following tips for reducing contaminants in your food, even if you don't buy organic:
- Wash all produce. (Even if you are going to peel a fruit, cutting through the skin can transfer bacteria to the inside of the fruit.)
- Consume low or nonfat dairy and lean meat, because contaminants tend to be more concentrated in fat.
- Buy wild salmon, which is less polluted than farm-raised salmon, light canned tuna rather than white or albacore, which has more mercury.