Fight for Life: Are you a Dirty Dozen or a Clean 15 Eater?

Posted Nov 13, 2018
By Qaadir Naqib

The Environmental Working Group is an American activist group that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability. The EWG conducts research to see which produce with the highest loads of pesticide residues on them even after being rinsed off and they release what is called the dirty dozen and clean 15. These foods on the clean 15 give you an option to not have to purchase them non-organic, however, I prefer organic myself however if I was somewhere that didn’t have organic I would look to the clean 15 to create my meal for the evening.

Dirty Dozen 

Strawberries, Spinach, Nectarines, Apples, Grapes, Peaches, Cherries, Pears, Tomatoes Celery, Potatoes, Sweet Bell Peppers.

Clean 15 

Avocados, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Cabbages, Onions, Sweet Peas, Papayas, Asparagus, Mangoes, Eggplants, Honeydews, Kiwis, Cantaloupes, Cauliflower, Broccoli.

I hope that you take the above information and apply it right away. We must no longer allow just anything to enter into our bodies, we need to start appreciating our lives on another level and start taking time to learn ourselves and our bodies. We must stop over planning, over talking, over thinking about things and start applying what we can until we can apply it all.

We complain too much and do too little it’s time that we change that and start doing much more in the area of improving who we are. How many times have YOU said that you want to become more healthy?

How many times have you consumed something and said I know I shouldn’t be eating this? how many times have you said you need to start working out?

See how many questions you have like this surrounding your life because again we complain a lot and we have become a nation of what I call about to’s. Always about to do something and that’s where it starts and STOPS with our goals, our health, and more. We must change this type of thinking and start applying what we know such as eating better, thinking more positive about life, exercising, getting up and putting in applications, or enrolling in school whatever it is that we have been avoiding or putting off.

Do you know that the power of the brain has the ability to generate stress each time we say that we are going to do something and we don’t do it our brain doesn’t like it when we just talk about stuff and don’t apply it that is why majority of the people we see are walking around overweight, depressed, miserable and much more is caused from our lack of being doers.

I want you to take a few minutes and just disconnect from the world, during this time I would like for you to imagine what your life would be like if you did the things that you want to do, imagine your house, what type of car would you own, what type of work would you be doing are you an owner or an employee (there is no wrong answer as long as you at peace), imagine what your health would be like, what type of foods do you eat, imagine the size of your family (if you want one), close your eyes and see yourself living YOUR best life.

Once you are done ask yourself how much does that lifestyle mean to you and behaviors do you need to change in order to produce that reality and then get busy. Once we improve our security system that governs our minds, and bodies we will start to generate ideas unlike any of them before. We don’t UNDERSTAND the connection that good quality foods have on our confidence and thinking power but our open enemies do and that is why when we travel to their areas of living you discover stores you never heard of in the “poor” communities.

During slavery, they fed us the worst of foods and didn’t care about our well being, in fact, they said that the black man and woman was only three-fifths of a person meaning that we were not viewed as one whole human being in the eyes of our natural enemy.

However, today we live in a world of modern technology where all we have to do is ask one question and get thousands of answers at our fingertips. So if we don’t know something today it’s because we are not interested in knowing about it. Let us DO better, let us THINK better.

I want to end with these lyrics from the GOAT Tupac.
“We gotta make a change
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
And let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to do
What we gotta do, to survive.”

“Fight 4 Life” NO EXCUSES application of the week

1 Imagine yourself living the life you want
2 Start working on making that vision a reality
3 Step outside your comfort zone
4 Atone with whoever needed.
5 Support black businesses without complaining about them.

Your Brother and Servant
The Wellness Preacher 

So fresh and so clean

“If what we eat and drink keeps us alive, then we must be careful of what we eat and drink, because the same that keeps us alive can bring death to our life, as there are so many of us who do not know the kind of food and drink that we should eat and drink for long life.”

                                                                                                                                                            Elijah Muhammad

Qaadir’ Naqib is the founder of “Fight 4 Life” NO EXCUSES, a non-profit organization that was inspired through his journey of losing weight. He became known as The Wellness Preacher. He has organized numerous events and fundraisers in cities from Pasadena, California to Phoenix, AZ.

In 2015, He was inspired to send a group of youth from his hometown to Washington D.C for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. Qaadir', who co-created J.O.E 626, grew up in a single parent home in a neighborhood known for gang violence and drugs. He was able to break free from the chains of his environment and started mentoring young males with a goal of preventing them from going down the wrong path in life. In the fall of 2016, he launched a 12 week manhood training course for young men from ages 8-18.