The Benefits of Washing Your Produce before Eating It
We’re only now beginning to grasp the concept of what years of ingesting pesticides has done to our health and the health of our children. Because of this, there are now more organic food options than ever before. On top of this widespread education about the harmful effects of pesticides, we’ve had to face serious food recalls. In the past 12 months we’ve seen the recall of spinach, cantaloupes, soy beans and more than 200 other food products. This contamination can be deadly.
Fortunately, it is a problem that we can help to resolve. There are a number of companies dedicated to ensuring food safety. It’s a simple solution actually. Wash your produce.
Washing your produce not only protects you and your family against harmful side effects it could you’re your life and the lives of your loved ones. Pesticides have been linked to learning disabilities in children, autism, infertility, cancer, gallstones, neurological issues like dementia, and organ failure. Pesticides aren’t generally what get our attention because the results of pesticide consumption doesn’t show up on the evening news. Rather it is the extreme cases of E. coli or salmonella contamination that scare people into action. Remember the spinach recall in 2007?
If every one of those people who had eaten that spinach contaminated with E. coli last year, had taken the time to properly wash their spinach, many lives could have been saved and many people would have been able to avoid serious illness. The trouble with many produce products, including spinach, is that it isn’t easy to wash. The leaves stack together, they stick when wet and it’s difficult to ensure that every leaf is getting clean. Additionally, if it isn’t thoroughly rinsed, food can end up tasting soapy. Who wants that?
One way to solve that problem is to take advantage of the produce cleaners available on the market. These cleaners work by enabling you to spray your produce in a contaminate free bowl. They’re also soap free and instead work by utilizing Ozone to cleanse your produce. No rinsing necessary. The spray cleaner works to ensure that the entire surface area of your produce is clean and toxin free. Additionally, the bowl ensures your produce is clean and safe and it also helps to disperse the cleaner over the entire surface of your fruits or veggies.
Keeping you and your family safe from the harmful effects of pesticides and bacteria is really as simple as taking a few minutes to wash your produce with a soap free product designed specifically to ensure the health and safety of your produce. My Secret Pantry offers the safe and easy systme to keep your family healthy.