September 28, 2012

Health and Fitness

Don't peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel.  As you know, antioxidants help reduce damage to cells which can cause some diseases.  However, before eating it make sure you thoroughly wash the apple even if it was grown organically.  It may have pesticide residue and/or harmful bacteria on the skin.  Here are the steps to do this:

First you need to fill a spray bottle with one part white vinegar and three parts water. This will be your produce wash. Then you need to spray each apple with this wash making sure to coat it.   Next, scrub the apple completely with your vegetable brush.  Lastly,  rinse the apple with water and pat it dry with a clean dish towel or you can use a paper towel.  If you don't want to make your own wash, you can also buy it at your grocery store.  Just follow the directions on the package if you go this route.


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