We’re all aware that pesticides are now really widespread. All of the vegetables and fruits we consume are with pesticides. It’s a type of contamination that no one can stop. They are extremely dangerous and can decrease the functions of our brain, but also our intellectual availabilities.
You might think that the products you’re using every day are healthy, clean and fresh, but they are actually the fullest of pesticides. Farmers mostly use them so that they could protect the growth of their crops. This is the main reason everyone is advising people to buy organic alternatives.
The crops which are full of heavy pesticides are:
- snap peas
- cherry tomatoes
- sweet bell peppers
Luckily, there are also numerous vegetables and fruits that have a low presence of pesticides. Avocadoes are the main ones, while the cleanest are onions, kiwis, sweet corn, eggplants, papayas, cabbage, pineapples, mangoes and yams.
In case you really love vegetables or fruits that are sprayed with heavy pesticides, there are numerous vegetable cleaners you can use. You can also prepare your own as you’ll only need 1 common ingredient that you probably already have at home and that’s the white vinegar!
Homemade Vegetable Cleaner
It’s a very simple recipe: take a bigger basin that you’ll fill up with 10% of white vinegar and 90% of water. It would be enough to dip all your vegetables and fruits.
They should stay in this mixture for 20 minutes. Then, use plenty of cold water to rinse them well.
In case you would also like to rinse some fragile fruits like for example blueberries, don’t let them stay for 20 minutes. Their skin is porous and their natural taste can disappear because of the vinegar.
In case your vegetables and fruits still smell like vinegar, use a little bit of lemon water to get rid of it.
When the 20 minutes pass, you’ll see a gunky residue which is rather strange and is located at the bottom of your basin. That is actually the pesticide residue which your products contained.
In case you’re a person who doesn’t want to use vinegar because of the strong smell, there is an alternative for you. You can also use 2% salt water in order to eliminate pesticides!
These amazing natural methods will help you decrease the amount of pesticide residue by 70%! The products we use every day will still contain some residues and we won’t be able to eliminate it only by hand.
Cleaning the products you use every day will offer numerous health benefits for you and your family. Try to use organic products as much as you can, eat healthy food and try to keep your body working optimally!