Unless you can afford to buy organic fruits and vegetables, it is very important to properly wash them to remove the horrible pesticides and herbicides from their skin. Here’s why…
You probably already know the name-brand Roundup. The active ingredient Roundup contains is called glyphosate. Its maker Monsanto Co. has made millions of dollars with this product as it has come to dominate the herbicide market.
Health Canada says it’s the most widely used herbicide for many of Canada’s biggest cash crops, such as canola, soybean, field corn and wheat.
As per Credo Action, “Roundup is the most widely used weed killer in the United States – nearly 200 million pounds are used on food every year. It’s commonly used on crops like wheat and soy, and residues of it are routinely found in food and water.”
Very simply said, glyphosate kills the good bacteria’s you have in your body and lets the bad ones get stronger.
That is why I strongly recommend that you use this very easy to make homemade wash for your fruits and vegetables.
Here it goes :
This will ensure you remove the major part of germs as well. Personally, I don’t use any fancy soap or anything special for that purpose.
I also recommend that if you don’t have the patience or discipline to use vinegar and baking powder, at least use running water to wash your foods in a quicker way (pppplease do!).
Do you have another method for washing your foods other than vinegar and baking powder? If so, tell me in the comments section below.