As we all know, the fruits and vegetables that we buy are full of pesticides, chemical substances used to kill harmful insects and other unwanted organisms. These toxins can be harmful to our health. So the best way to avoid the pesticides is to buy only organic food.

Even the organic food is more expensive than the fruits and vegetables we find in the markets especially in the big cities, it’s essential to look for them, because your health is very important.

Street markets, local farms or special stores for organic food are the best places where you can purchase your fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

Pesticides impact on human body

Before you read how to wash off the pesticides from the fruits and vegetables, let me remind you of the harmful impact they have on your body.

Pesticides lead to serious diseases starting from nausea, headache and vomiting, eye irritation to conditions such as cancer and endocrine disruption which can be fatal.

Chronic health effects might occure after several years of pesticide consumption and it is shown in some studies that there is a risk for autism disorders in children whose moms were exposed to pesticides.

Other long term effects include brain cancer, liver, prostate, breast cancer as well as leukemia.

The washing up

After I gave you an alert to harmful effects of pesticides, I will tell you how to wash fruits and vegetables in order to remove all toxic chemicals out of them.

All things that you need you can find in your kitchen: one tablespoon of baking soda, water, two table spoons of lemon juice and one cup of apple cider vinegar.

Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and then add the fruits or vegetables that you want to detoxify.

Let them rest for 5 minutes, wash and dry! Now they are pesticide free so Bon appetite!