Some say that it doesn’t matter when you buy some kind of conventional produce because pesticides won't compromise the fruit, but I don't follow their opinion. 🍍🍎🍌🍉🍇🍒
They may refer to fruit such as bananas, avocados, 🍌🥑 and my opinion is:
Even if the pesticides and other toxical chemicals won't reach the inside of the fruit, the eatable part, they are still on the outside of the fruit, the hard part, and:
❌ They potentially contaminate your other fruit when you store them at home in the same fruit bowl.
❌ I don’t want to support the pesticide industry that still harms the environment, workers, and consumers.
❌ I don’t want to contribute to the wealth of big pesticides makers such as Monsanto
For this reason, I invite all of you to buy and consume only organic produce for your wellness and the planet's wellness.
How to pick certified organic produce? Read below to learn how.
There is another issue here: even some organic produce may contain a high level of heavy metals, such as arsenic or lead. I'll teach you which ingredients to avoid even on organic food!
Choose Safer brands: that don't carry CA prop 65 warning.
How to pick organic and heavy metal-free produce?
Here in California, I can spot heavy metal-free produce on Amazon cart and I can disclose that to you if you are out of state. If you want me to check your favorite produce of food product please fill the form here.
Here you can find the healthiest options!
How to spot USDA Certified Organic Produce. How to read produce stick number. How to avoid heavy metals and pesticides on your fruit, vegetables. How to shop online and grocery for USDA Certified Organic apples, pears, papaya, mango, avocado, spinach, salad, banana, zucchini, kale, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, artichokes, tomatoes, oranges, pineapple, blueberry, carrots, sweet potatoes, greens, romaine, arugula, lemon, apricot, plums, nectarine, green beans, beets, kiwi, dragon fruit.
Plus my favorite organic recipes from national pioneer and leading expert
How to pick organic produce
When you are shopping at the grocery store the only way to know that the product you are picking is organic is by reading the small code on the sticker. You need to check your banana, apples, zucchini, veggies, and any produce also at Whole Foods Market Trader Joe's, Target, Sprouts as well since they sell even not organic produce.
The code needs to have 5 digits starting with N 9
The organic fruit or veggie was grown organically, the sticker will have five digits, starting with “9.”
Like in the picture the apple and the papaya are both organically g
APPLE code: 94017
PAPAYA code: 93111
when you find digit code (4011 is the code for bananas) on the sticker, that banana was conventionally grown with the use of pesticides. All conventionally grown produce will have stickers with four digits.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED #8
Genetically modified produce stickers begin with the number “8.”
Be aware when picking corn, soybeans, potatoes, artichokes, papaya, squash.
Organic Apple Sauce Acid Citric-Free
🍏 Thrive Market apple sauce is the purest apple sauce I have found. It has only one ingredient: organic apples! Made with USA apples 🇺🇸
🌿 It is made without all the added ingredients usually found in apple sauce, such as ascorbic acid, added sweeteners, and citric acid (once derived from Italian citrus fruit, now derived from a type of mold).
Citric-acid and ascorbic-acid are always to avoid if you have acid reflux.
🍃 Thrive Market apple sauce is Certified organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, paleo, vegan, no added sugars or artificial ingredients, gluten-free, preservative-free, BPA-free packaging.
💚It tastes so yummy 😋
The Bieler's Broth
🍵Have you ever heard of “Bieler’s broth”? Well, it is not just soup, but is considered medicine! Created by Henry Bieler, pioneer of nutrition healing and author of “Food is Your Best Medicine,“
this healing soup has been the favorite meal of many Hollywood celebrities, such as Greta Garbo and Lucille Ball.
💚 This detoxing soup has incredible properties and benefits, such as restoring acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balances to organs and glands, beneficial especially for relaxing the adrenal glands. The broth also supports the liver in its detoxifying function. It cleans, supports, and relaxes at the same time and it is delicious!
😋Who wants to try it? Great! It is very easy to make. You will just need a combination of lightly cooked:
2️⃣ Organic Celery
3️⃣ Organic Zucchini
4️⃣ Organic Parsley
Boil them in water, blend them, and the soup is ready! 👏
Use only organic produce for this soup. Remember to check:
🍆Fresh produce stickers starting with the number 9=organic. ❄️Frozen produce USDA organic seal on the packaging
It is so easy to prepare, you can also make it in a batch, so you can use it for 3 days to enhance the detoxing effect in your organs and glands!
💚It is vegan, all vegetable-based, GF, dairy-free, and highly digestible. You will feel nourished, while detoxified with its cleansing and calming effects in every sip! Which is your favorite detoxing method? Another great picture by @choosingchia 💕
Organic Girl Certified Organic Produce
🍃 After having discovered organic spinach and greens bags made by a famous brand carry The California Proposition 65 Warning, I switched to this brand that has not heavy metals warning.
This is my favorite brand, it seems also to offer fresher greens that last longer in the refrigerator.
USDA Certified Organic
No CA proposition 65 warning
Fresh delicious and cure packaging
Koala Eco Natural Fruit & Vege Wash
The entire line features powerful botanicals from Australia!
🍊Fruit and veggie wash is great if you suspect your grocery store has coated their produce with wax to make it look nicer! Especially apples, eggplants, cucumber, and citrus fruit! 🍃🍊
Or if you have produce that was not organic, that means it was sprayed with pesticides! 👉Remember, organic produce is with the sticker starting with #9…
Or when traveling and you can’t find organic fruits or vegetables!✈️
💦Simply add half a cup of the wash in the sink filled with cold water, then rinse the produce in running water, let them the dry and then they are ready to be stored or consumed! 🍏
🌿Their biodegradable and eco-friendly plant-based formula in their detergent effortlessly cleans, without the need for toxic chemicals, plus they have the best natural aroma found in any cleaning products!
🎉You will be impressed with them, like I am!🌿 Mandarin Fruit & Vegetable Wash removes residual pesticides, oils, waxes, and agricultural chemicals from fruit and vegetables, and leaves no aftertaste. Even organically grown produce is vulnerable to the effects of drift spray, human handling, mold spores, and dirt. A simple rinse may not suffice. Koala Eco’s biodegradable and eco-friendly plant-based formula cleans produce without the need for anything toxic.
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