5 ways to wash pesticides off fruits & veggies
Unless you’re buying exclusively organic fruit and vegetables (and here’s why we should all be striving to), thoroughly washing the produce you buy is pretty important.
Swedish researchers recently proved that insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators can build up in the bodies of children and adults. Yet just a two week break from pesticide laden food sees the urinary levels of these chemicals fall to almost zero!
The scientists that carried out the study warned that we still don’t know what the long-term effects of ingesting pesticides are. They say it is particularly worrying as chemicals can cause more harm when combined in various ways than they do when taken on their own. READ MORE…