To have a balanced diet you should include fruits and vegetables, to also enjoy excellent health. This type of food has many properties and nutrients that benefit our bodies, improve our defenses and we care for many diseases.
It’s no secret for anybody that food in the markets are prone to many polluting factors that may be harmful to our bodies, not just in the dirty around us, but in the cultivation process, where often the food is sprayed with pesticides chemicals. Note: This is why I prefer organic food free of chemicals.
Anyways, Who would want to buy healthy food for ruining our health? This is why it is vital to properly wash fruits and vegetables to preserve its beneficial properties and protecting our health.
- It is important to wash fruits and vegetables, and tools that you will use to manipulate them.
- You should also wash your hands with soap and water
- The best way to wash fruits and vegetables is with distilled water. Avoid any type of chemical. Water should be at room temperature, or cold such case.
Ways to properly wash fruits and vegetables
1. With water and vinegar
Vinegar is an excellent natural disinfectant, eliminate all types of bacteria with antimicrobial property. It is economical and is almost always at home, is excellent health and does not contain any toxic component.
How to do it: Dilute one cup of white vinegar to 3 cups of water. The best way to wash your fruits would be spraying spray this solution to kill bacteria.
2. Baking soda
It is inexpensive and easy to find in every country. It is an excellent cleanser and natural disinfectant.
How to do it: Dilute a tablespoon of baking soda in a quart of water, put the vegetables and / or fruit to soak for 10 minutes and ready.
The natural antibacterial and disinfectant par excellence, due to citric acid. This food, combined with either vinegar or baking soda, it becomes a natural cleanser to remove any pathogen and contaminant in your fruits and vegetables.
How to do it: Mix well equal parts water, lemon and vinegar. Places to soak fruits and / or vegetables and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse, dry with a clean towel ready.