Monthly Archives: July 2015

” I cant afford organic produce”

American Academy of Pediatrics issued an important report in 2012 which said that children have unique susceptibilities to pesticide residues’ potential toxicity. By washing your food carefully, you protect the health of your whole family.
One of the biggest complants I hear is ,” I cant afford organic produce”. That’s okay, I have listed 2 recipes to try to minimize your pesticide exposure.
This natural vinegar wash is a great cheap solution. Try this method of cleaning your produce even if you do buy organic Organic farmers use (natural) pesticides and you get the added benefit of removing bacteria that could make you sick.

Recipes for washing your produce.
Fill a bowl with water and add 1/2 cup of vinegar, depending on the size of your bowl. (Basicly its 4 parts water , 1 part vinegar)
Place your fruits and veggies in the bowl.
Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Rinse with water.

Produce Spray
This all natural pesticide-removing spray is really simple to make with ingredients you already have stored in your kitchen!
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 cup water
Mix these ingredients until the baking soda has dissolved, and pour into a clean spray bottle. spray the mixture onto your fruits and vegetables, sit the sprayed produce on a clean kitchen towel and let them sit for 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse the mixture off, and enjoy your produce!
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