Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Apples aren’t the only fruits laced with chemicals, though. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), other popular fruits like strawberries, peaches, grapes, blueberries, and nectarines are pumped full of pesticides, too. Of course, fruits are key components of a healthy diet, so simply not eating them is certainly out of the question. Peeling fruits prior to consumption can be an alternative, but some, like apples, tend to be more nutritious when eaten with the skin. You can also wash produce, which many people do, but doing so might not remove all of the pesticides present on the rind. Given the dangers pesticides pose to humans, you’re probably wondering how to wash fruits and vegetables properly so that no harmful substances make it to your plate.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Organic food is healthy, and little organic soil is good for us. So, why do we need to wash our produce if the food is pesticide-free, toxin-free, and all-natural? The reality is that even if you have been very careful and diligent to purchase only organic; the outside of the product may not match the purity of the inside. Your produce may still not be as toxic-free or chemical-free as you are hoping.