Fruits and vegetables are known contributors to our well-being. But the new generation of pesticides might be changing this. Pesticides are known for causing many heath problems for us, such as nausea, diarrhea, headaches, cancer etc. That’s why it is important to wash thoroughly or even better just buy organic.
If You chose not to buy organic than the way you wash your fruits and vegetables is very important.
Probably the best and most effective way to wash pesticides from your fruits and vegetables is to use a home-made solution. And the main ingredient of that solution should be the greatest natural pesticide that we all have in our households – the vinegar.
To make the solution mix the following ingredients:
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 20 drops od grapefruit seed extract
Put the fruits or vegetables in the bowl and cover them with the solution. Leave them for an hour, then rinse well under running water, and scrub them if possible. This solution will not only remove most of the pesticides but will also kill up to 98 percent of bacteria. That means that the products will last longer and you will have less chance to get sick.
This method is effective for all fruits and vegetables since it gets into the nooks and crannies of vegetables as broccoli.
So next time when You buy fruits and vegetables try this method and feel safer about Your health. Nature never stops surprising us of how much it has given us. We just need to work harder on research and protecting our health.