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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Minimize Toxins In Your Food

There are so many ways to get toxins in our foods, and there are so many foods with tons of dangerous endocrine disrupting toxins in them. So how do we avoid them? I understand not everyone is going to go all organic all the time, so here is a list to help get you started:
  1. Don't eat nonorganic full-fat animal products including: meat, dairy, eggs.
  2. Remove visible fat and skin from from any chicken, meat or fish.
  3. Peel skins to eliminate pesticide residue from veggies and fruits.
  4. Remove the outer layers of cabbage and lettuce and throw them away.
  5. Chop off the tops of fruits such as apples, pears, etc. to avoid pesticides that might drain into the stem area.
  6. Wash reusable plastic drinking bottles by hand, never in the dishwasher. If they get cracked or cloudy, recycle them and get a stainless steel bottle instead.
  7. Avoid overprocessed meat products made from junk, such as hot dogs, bologna, and sausage.
  8. Wash fruits and veggies with nontoxic natural dish soap that doesn't contain scents or phosphates. My fav is Shaklee Get Clean Dish Wash Concentrate.
  9. Don't store food in plastic or styrofoam containers. Throw them out and replace them with glass ones.
  10. Stay away from cans as much as possible by eating seasonal produce.
  11. Buy canned foods ONLY from Eden Foods because they don't use BPA in their organic bean cans.
  12. Don't use plastic wrap; if you must, choose BPA-free Saran.
  13. Never microwave with plastic wrap or other plastic containers. Try to just minimize or eliminate microwaving period.
  14. Don't buy boil-in-a-bag or microwave-in-a-bag veggies or rice.
  15. Use glass baby bottles.

Try to use one or two of these tips every week, and you are on your way to eliminating many dangerous toxins out of your food and life!

To Your Health!!


1 comment:

  1. interesting... lots of these things i would never have thought of! and they are all easy to do, it just requires forming a new habit/routine.


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