Tuesday’s Tip

Fruit / Vegetable Washes                Feb. 11, 2020

EATING LOTS OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR HEALTH. BUT TAKE THE NEXT STEP AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN TO CLEAN THEM…

Almost no food is 100% free of pesticides. Surprisingly, even organic produce may contain some pesticide residues.

To reduce your pesticide exposure the conventional advice is to:

  •   choose organic food when you can – especially for the foods most likely to be

    contaminated with pesticides ( EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in

    Produce ; PPLD’s e-Resources on Consumer Health: Nutrition )

  •   buy local
  •   eat a diverse diet – which is nutritionally beneficial and may also help limit the exposure and build-up/concentration of pesticide residue and toxins in the body

    and, wash your fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking with them

    Research has shown that most commercial produce cleaners are no more effective than plain water. But, several solutions have been shown to be more effective than plain water including: SALT [Water], VINEGAR [Water], BAKING SODA [Water]