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How to properly wash your vegetables and other produce

How to properly wash your vegetables and other produce. Eating healthier requires that we eat more salads and more fruit. Industrial farming uses pesticides and organic farming may use manure. Removing harmful organisms such as e-coli bacteria and harmful chemicals. To avoid illness from unintended ingesting of bacteria or pesticides, we should wash our lettuces, fruits, and other ingested foods. Washing foods is easier than you think according to an article that was recently published in the Washington Post. According to the article, water is sufficient as is washing your hands while handling foods. Check out this article for some Read More »

Insecticides in produce are bad for our health. Consumer Reports tells us how to reduce our risk.

Insecticides in produce are bad for our health. Consumer Reports tells us how to reduce our risk. I regularly eat fresh vegetables and fruits.   Many foods are now available in organic form, which can help us avoid harmful insecticides.   True, many organically grown foods can be more expensive but not always as Consumer Reports suggests in a recent article. Does organic mean better?  Not necessarily according to Consumer reports.   Also, some organic foods may be better in frozen or canned form. Long term, many of the corporate farming techniques may be resulting in illnesses that are avoidable.  Is it more Read More »