Friday, January 1, 2016

Fruit, Vegetables & Pesticides

A friend sent this article to me so I'm sharing.  I love fresh fruit and vegetables but didn't realize just how much pesticides they might have on them.  She found this at a site titled  Natural Health Care For You - Thanks Lynn

Recently, we all became aware of the grand contamination of fruit and vegetables. This is why we must learn how to reduce the level of pesticides. Pesticides cannot be washed only with water. Washing fruits and vegetables using vinegar.

In this article we will present a great solution for removing bacteria from fruit and vegetables. You need to use a mixture consisted of water and vinegar in a ratio of 3:1. This solution can remove even 98% of bacteria. Fruits and vegetables should be soaked in the mixture for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinsed with water. Or you can pour the liquid into a bottle with sprayer and spray the fruit and vegetables with it. Let them stand still for 10 minutes and then rinse them with water.

You can also make other effective mixtures
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of water
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of water

For products with very high percentage of pesticides, try the following solution:
– 1 cup of water, half a cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and a few drops of grapefruit seed extract. Let the ingredients soak in this mixture for an hour.

Peel fruits or vegetables
This is maybe the best way to remove harmful pesticides, especially when it comes to apples. Rinse the apples with water before you peel them.

Remove outer layers
Try to eat only the internal parts because outer layers may contain a high percentage of chemicals.
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