January 2, 2014 by Jenn
It’s January folks! This is the time of year when we all become a lot more health conscious. One inexpensive thing you can do to keep yourself healthy is wash your food.
Obviously buying organic is preferable but sometimes it’s expensive and we just can’t afford it that week. A good alternative is to wash your fruits and vegetables, or rather soak them. Even if I buy organic, I still always soak them. The veggie wash not only takes off the waxes and pesticides residing on the skin but it also keeps your produce fresh longer. It’s simple. Take a large pot or basin and fill it with 1 TBSP salt, 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar, and 2 1/2 cups water. Mix well and then drop in all your fruits and veggies. Let em soak for a few hours and then rinse with cold water. There isn’t enough vinegar to make the food have a strange taste or smell so no worries about that. Doing what you can to control what’s going in your body is important. Try it out! It’s easy and inexpensive. Some of the veggie washes sold in stores actually have chemicals in them which is totally counter productive. Keep it clean!