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How to Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

August 26, 2013 Lifestyle

remove pesticidesEating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit, but what about all the pesticides they could contain? And they are likely to contain a lot of pesticides, unless they are organically grown.

Strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, greens, peppers are considered the products with the highest levels if pesticides. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables like bananas, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados, watermelon or pineapple usually keep less pesticide residue.

The good news is that we can remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables – at least a great deal of them.

Water or water and soap?

The simplest way to remove pesticides is by washing fruits and veggies throughly. You can also add some soap or detergent in the water...

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Eating, Juicing or Blending?

May 15, 2013 Nutrition

juicing or blendingQuestions about nutrition are never simple and always get more than one answer. Whatever the question, we often find passionate opponents and supporters of the same idea. One of these controversial questions is which is best: eating, juicing or blending fruits and veggies? Although eating seems to score best, with practically no cons, let’s take one at a time. The analysis of pros and cons only refers to homemade juices and smoothies, because bottled juices might contain preservatives or other not so natural ingredients.

Juicing – Pros

Nutrients in juice are better and faster absorbed – although often mentioned, it seems that there is no clear evidence to assert this or the contrary...

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Sugar – The Good and the Bad

February 16, 2013 Nutrition

sugarAlthough sweets are said to cheer us up when we are sad, the effects of refined sugar on our health can be disastrous. Studies carried out in Korea on men and women showed that a high glucose level in blood (greater than 140 mg/dL) increases the risk of cancer. In men the strongest association between a high glucose level and cancer was for pancreatic cancer and significant links were also found for cancer of the liver colon/rectum or esophagus. In women the most predominant cancers associated with sugar were of the liver and cervix.

 Nevertheless, the effects of sugar on our body are numerous and most of them really scary. Nancy Appleton, PhD and G.N. Jacobs identified 143 ways in which sugar can affect our health “Suicide by Sugar”. Here are just a few:

- It reduces the body’s abil...

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