Are you dirty? Well these 12 fruits and vegetables sure are! When you enter the grocery store you head on over to the produce section and know you are doing the right thing by sticking to the outside of the store but than you get there and there is 4 different areas of the same fruit or vegetable. What do you do? Well for me and for most we check the price..what is the price difference and why do these bananas cost more? Than you glance up and see the word ORGANIC. I believe in buying certain fruits and vegetables organic and certain ones not.
The USDA's own tests show that most non-organic produce contain residual pesticides even after washing. This list I found on about.com shows how important it is to buy these fruits and vegetables organic.
Wasting money on the low pesticide foods is not necessary especially if you are watching your grocery bill.
I love Dr. Oz, I feel he is opening the eyes of the everyday citizen about health and nutrition awareness.
On one of his episodes he had a wonderful home spray you can use to help wash off those yucky pesticides.
DR OZ ANTI-PESTICIDE SPRAY
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 TB baking soda
- 1/2 lemon
Mix into a bowl and pour into a spray bottle. Spray produce and let the solution sit on your produce for 5 minutes and rinse off.
This solution works because vinegar is anti-bactieral and lemon is a natural astringent.
Have a dirty weekend ;)