You want to introduce in your diet, eating more fruits, vegetables, and greens, but it scares the thought that they sprayed, and you will not be able to wash them thoroughly enough?
Unfortunately, most don’t know how to be cleaned herbs correctly to remove any wax, pesticides, and toxic substances applied. Most of the time, rinsing them under running water is not enough.
A study was done at the University of Massachusetts of California comparing three ways to wash vegetables, fruits, and herbs to see which is more effective.
Therefore, the first option, the most common, involves washing your food in clean water.
The second option involves the use of cleaning solutions for vegetables and fruits based on chlorine.
During the third, veggies cleaned with a real solution from sodium bicarbonate.
The results have indicated which of the three options is more effective in reducing the number of bacteria and toxic substances from the surface of the fruit, vegetables, and aromatic herbs.
Baking soda is the cheapest but also the most effective solution in removing harmful substances.
Solution based on sodium bicarbonate made up of 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 1.5 liters of water, let it soak, preferably separately, vegetables, fruits, and herbs for about 15 minutes, after which they will bathe under running cold water.
Even products that peel, as well as bananas and citrus fruit, is shown to be washed before consumption because their zest comes into direct contact with your hands.
How to Wash Different Types of Foods Well
Herbs must be washed through water naturally so as not to break the chemical structure and effects. Cruciferous broccoli and Cauliflower-and-they can be left a few minutes in water with baking soda because the dust to deposit on the bottom.
If you choose to eat mushrooms champignons with bark, it seems like the best way to clean them is with a damp kitchen towel, because they absorb moisture if they are washed directly into the water and no longer keeps the texture.
Potatoes and carrots can be cleaned using a sponge or kitchen brush to remove dust and soil with ease. Just peel the skin off. It is a secure option.
Apples or pears after being left in a mix with baking soda, it’s good to be washed under running cold or warm water.
Nowadays, too much wax used on the fruits. To make them stay longer in the stores. Many fruits I peel the skin off not to take any risk.
Let’s hope these couple tips will help us to eat cleaner and healthier!