What’s on your fruits and Veggies?
“Last year we wrote a blog post about the importance of properly washing your fruits and veggies. With our Garden Essentials sale this month, plus an update of The Environmental Working Group published list of the good and the bad in produce, we figured it was time for this info to be revisited!
With a focus on 5 servings each day, it’s no secret that we all have to love our fruits and veggies. They are extremely beneficial and packed full of essential fibers and vitamins. With this in mind, we all know that they are a must in our daily intake…but how do you ensure that you are just ingesting the benefits?
When you walk into your local grocery store, the variety of fresh produce that is available to you is astounding. However, it has to make you wonder, how do they get perfectly fresh looking strawberries in the dead of winter? What pesticides and insecticides did the producers use to grow them? What waxy, synthetic preservatives were used to keep them looking so great on their long journey to get here?
The Environmental Working Group recently updated their published lists “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean 13” (formally called the ‘Consistently Clean’). These lists were based on a five-year analysis that shows which foods consistently scored the highest in pesticide levels and toxicity and which scored the lowest.
So how do we take better care of exactly what is going into our bodies from our necessary fruits and veggies? A couple of easy ways are to try and buy organic and locally as often as you can. You can also add a safe and high quality fruits and vegetables wash to your meal preparations.
It’s important to also wash off germs, viruses, and bacteria that the food has been in contact with. I have personally witnessed sick people shopping, people dropping food on the floor then putting it back, and kids touching EVERYTHING, lol.difference.
I am sure you must agree that it’s better to be safe than sick. Humans are exposed to toxins everyday, in so many ways, causing cancer, breathing problems, etc., & I am happy to be able help you reduce that toxic load exposure for your health & safety.
Make your own Fruit & Veggie spray: In a spray bottle, combine 8 oz of distilled water with 3-6 drops of ForeverGreen’s TRUessence Guardian blend of essential oils.
Take care & have a Green day, Everyday.