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Washing veggies

Posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on October 27, 2006 at 07:50:40:

What is the best way to clean veggies. A nutritional councilor told me to soak them in water with baking soda in it, another one said that would leach out the vitamins. I have read to use a drop of Clorox. That just sounds bad. My cousin soaks hers in water with some iodine in it. The expensive spray you can get in health food stores is ???? It doesn't seem worth the price. Rinsing doesn't seem do the job of "de-germing". Help! I have started to look at salads like they are poison.

Thanks!!!



Re: Washing veggies

Posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on October 27, 2006 at 08:17:18:

In Reply to: Washing veggies posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on October 27, 2006 at 07:50:40:

S.H.A.P.E. recommends using a diluted bleach solution.
Personally, I wash my salad veggies in a big bowl with a cap full of grape fruit seed extract. It's supposed to be effective.

Fork



Re: Washing veggies

Posted by Maz [5538.624] on October 27, 2006 at 10:31:11:

In Reply to: Washing veggies posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on October 27, 2006 at 07:50:40:

Hi Barbara,

I think you are overly concerned about germs on vegetables. It is the pesticide residues that are the problem.

A few germs would be dealt with by the body's immune system.

Maz



Re: Washing veggies

Posted by Ann W. [4805.218] on October 27, 2006 at 12:37:13:

In Reply to: Washing veggies posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on October 27, 2006 at 07:50:40:

My thought is that what you're most concerned about these days is soil left on the veggies that may have bad stuff in it.
So rinsing with water with an eye to getting off any lingering soil is what I do. My veggies are generally organic so I'm less concerned about pesticide residues.



Re: Washing veggies MY OPINION. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on October 28, 2006 at 06:15:12:

In Reply to: Washing veggies posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on October 27, 2006 at 07:50:40:

Barbara,

Most of the toxins on vegise, etc., we eat are INSIDE the product and cannot be removed by washing. The only way to even attempt to remove them is by only eating certified organic produce.

Another way is to strenthen the liver's detoxification processes (see the archives) and to do the 3LS to be as resistant as possible to the processes so you can eat the polluted stuff with less concern.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Washing veggies

Posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on November 01, 2006 at 17:46:18:

In Reply to: Re: Washing veggies posted by Fork in the Road [358.1351] on October 27, 2006 at 08:17:18:

Thanks for your comment! I had never heard about the grapefruit seed extract.

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Re: Washing veggies

Posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on November 01, 2006 at 17:51:32:

In Reply to: Re: Washing veggies posted by Maz [5538.624] on October 27, 2006 at 10:31:11:

Thanks for your comment. I probably am a "germaphobe". I was almost killed by regular medicine's care.

Interestingly, I took a class on "Nutrition for Cancer Patients" at the University and they said to not be bothered by the ingestion of pesticides. They said the amount used on foods were safe. ;o) I questioned her and she repeated it.

Barb

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Re: Washing veggies

Posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on November 01, 2006 at 17:53:21:

In Reply to: Re: Washing veggies posted by Ann W. [4805.218] on October 27, 2006 at 12:37:13:

Thanks for your comment! It is nice to see how others handle this.

Barb

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Re: Washing veggies MY OPINION. Archive.

Posted by Barbara J [855.2326] on November 01, 2006 at 20:47:03:

In Reply to: Re: Washing veggies MY OPINION. Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on October 28, 2006 at 06:15:12:

Thanks Doctor Stoll. I will check the Archives. It is just lately people in this area were made ill with salmonella on salad ingredients. I bought some food that was recalled because of contamination with Lysteria, one time, and some time ago, I saw where many people were made ill on Organic lettuce that was washed in a horse trough. The package said it was "Pre-washed". I guess it was. ;o) Because of all the health problems I have had in my life, I try to be careful.

Thanks so much for your advice, your caring, and your time!! I am honored by your kindness! Barb

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