Fresh fruits and veggies are usually sprayed with pesticides, which means they are full of toxins. We eat our apples, broccoli, celery, leafy greens, beets, tomatoes, peas, and berries without being aware of the complications we may face later.
But, you can remove pesticides from your fruit and veggies in so many ways, and we give you the best options:
Farmers apply pesticides on plant’s stems and leaves. However, a tiny amount of the chemicals still manage to get on the surface of the fruit / vegetable. Wash your fresh produce with warm water before consuming it to get rid of the toxins and make the fruits or veggies safe for eating. Using warm water is of key importance – it should not be too hot or cold, because in that way you will not wash off the residue from the surface of your products.
Some fruits and veggies are loaded with toxins, and they belong to the category of ‘dirty produce.’ If this is the case of your products, soak them in a container filled with saline solution. Use enough water and half a teaspoon of salt. Soak the products for several minutes, and rinse with cold water.
You can also use fruit and veggie washers.
Pesticides are high in organophosphates, carbamates, organochlorines, sulfonylurea, and pyreathoids. These can harm health to great extent. You do not have to use fancy cleaners, just wash your fresh produce with vinegar solution, and you will be amazed with the results.
Remove the peel
Peel avocados, apples, oranges, ginger, potatoes, radishes and beets, and wash them well before consumption.
Homemade cleaning spray
You need to pay special attention to products that have been sprayed with pesticides. Combine a tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Add the resulting mixture to a spray bottle, and fill it with water. Use your homemade cleaning spray to get rid of excess pesticides and eat healthy and safe fruits and veggies.
Clean with cloths
You MUST wash and clean your fruits and veggies before consumption or cooking. Use a damp cloth to wipe them clean after you have rinsed them with water. In this way you will get rid of any residues, and both cleaning steps will eliminate 85-90% of the pesticides on the products you have bought.
The safest way to purchase high-quality, pesticide-free produce is to find a trusted sources that cultivates their products without pesticides. Although these fruits and veggies are more expensive than others, they are sure worth every penny you spend. You can always grow your own fruits and veggies. It could turn into a hobby, and you will know the real origin of your food.
Source: Weekly Healthy Life