We all want to buy products that look good and fresh, but we should watch out because not everything looking fresh is healthy. Everyday products we buy are covered with toxic pesticides so that the products are protected while growing. We should all be on the watch, and buy only organic food.
Top fruits that are toxic, due to the heavy pesticide residue are strawberries, apples, snap peas, sweet bell peppers, spinach, potatoes and nectarines. Nectarines are particularly worrisome because a 99% of the sampled group show at least one pesticide residue.
On the other hand, fruits and vegetables that rank low on pesticide residues are avocadoes, kiwis, eggplants, onions, sweet corn, pineapples, yams, mangoes, cabbage, and papayas. You can enjoy these without any concern.
But, we are all craving for the forbidden fruit. Although a lot of market nowadays offer products for cleaning fruits and vegetables, it is best to make it yourself. Everything made natural is the best. So, for this recipe you’ll need only 2 ingredients, it’s very simple yet very effective. All you need is 90% water and 10% white vinegar. It’s best to mix it in a large basin so you have enough room to properly soak your fruits and vegetables. Only thing left to do is sink whatever you want in this mixture, and let it stay like that for 20 minutes, and after that just rinse your products with cold water and they are ready for consumption.
If you have some fruits like blueberries, I’d recommend not leaving them in the mixture for the full 20 minutes, because it may harm their natural taste.
Also another good thing to know is that if you find remaining vinegar smell on your fruits and vegetables, then use lemon water to eliminate the stench.
After this whole procedure, you’ll probably notice a strange gunky residue at the bottom of your basin. And that of course, that is the pesticide residue.
If you’re not a lover of vinegar, do not worry, there is an alternative for you. You can also use 2% salt water for removing the pesticides from your products. By doing this you can reduce the toxins by 70%, because residue will hide in the folds probably and will be too hard to wash it manually.
Anyhow, doing this you’ll be doing an enormous favor for your health. Each step to a better and healthier organic food for you will bring you closer to achieving the necessary nutrition to keep your body at optimal performance.