Pesticides: How to remove them from the food

Every day, most of us, buying fruits and vegetables treated with pesticides. However, there is some which is little more dangerous than another. Find out which pesticides and how to remove as much of them from fruits and vegetables.

Manufacturers spray fruit and vegetables with pesticides to decline and kill insects. It has been proven that they are harmful to the human body, especially in larger quantities. Some dangerous pesticides can significantly damage your digestive system, or in the worst case cause cancer.

It would be best to buy organic products or local even, from trusted households and manufacturers. However, we aren’t all able at any moment to organize our nutrition in this way.

We bring you a list of fruits and vegetables, which are usually the most treated with pesticides and should steer clear of these foods in supermarkets or buy one strictly checked origin, local, organic.

Pesticides: How to remove them from the food that we eat

By: Patrick Feller

“Pesticidal” foods

The most pesticide residues have: celery, peaches, strawberries, kale, lettuce and blueberries. But in this group include: apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, nectarines, potatoes, spinach and peppers.

We recommend that at least these foods you buy from domestic producers and verify that has organic origin.

How to clean and wash them from pesticides?

Since you cannot always buy organic, because of the money and, sometimes, because of the unavailability, you need to learn how best to clean and wash fruits and vegetables in order to remove as much pesticide.

The simplest way is to wash vegetables and fruits in a bowl in which you diluted a bit of apple cider vinegar (or ordinary).

Another effective way of cleaning that food is that you dissolve a little sea salt and lemon juice in water. Then soak the food in the water for 10 minutes. After that just rinse them.

A little more complicated, but also a very effective way to clean fruits and vegetables is to treat it with next mixture. Dissolve a small amount of vinegar, baking soda and grapefruit seed extract in a glass of water. Then put this mixture into a spray bottle, and spray with it fruits and vegetables. Leave it for an hour, and after that wash well under running water.

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