Most of us know that eating healthy just simply means eating more whole foods. More fruits and vegetables in our diet and less junk, processed, sugary, and GMO food is a given but there’s one issue with fruits and vegetables that’s a little difficult to escape. Everything from pesticides to fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, and several more. Also, 65% of produce analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tested positive for pesticide residue on them.
Eating organic means your vegetables and fruits are grown with a lower amount of fertilizers and pesticides, it doesn’t mean they are completely void of everything, this is the standards coming from the USDA. Some farmers grow completely free of any fertilizers or chemicals and some use what is considered okay to use but can still get by with it being certified organic by the USDA. You can look into this further, the USDA will still consider something organic if it isn’t grown completely up to your organic standards. There is a list of approved products and things to use on the soil for organic crops.
It’s a simple process and it’s an organic cleaning process. You’ll be surprised to know that most natural/holistic minded people recommend using white vinegar to clean produce and I do not recommend that at all because GMO corn is used to create white vinegar. Washing your conventional produce in a GMO-based vinegar isn’t going to do you nearly as much good as what i’m about to share with you. White vinegar can be used as long as it’s from the brand Spectrum because heinz white vinegar is made from GMO corn. That’s one solution, used non-gmo organic white vinegar.
Experts agree that organic distilled white vinegar is the best solution.
Opposed to the commercial spray bottles which are used at washing this type of food. It is made a mixture of vinegar and three parts of water into a spray bottle. After that, the mixture is used in spraying on the fruit and vegetable. Then they are rubbed with a comb before washing it with pure water.
It is important to invest some time in preparing your food, as you don’t want to end up consuming a portion of toxins with your snack. American Academy of Pediatrics issued an important report in 2012 that said that children have unique susceptibilities to pesticide residues’ potential toxicity. By washing your food carefully, you protect the health of your whole family.