A super quick guide to show you how to wash vegetables to remove as many pesticides from them as possible.
There are a few different versions of a keto diet out there but the one promoted on ABC Keto aims at health and nutrition. You probably know that to optimize health and ensure you get most of the required nutrients, you need to eat a lot of vegetables. Have you ever heard about the Dr Berg’s recommended 7 cups of vegetables a day? I bet you have.
Most of us unfortunately neither grow their own veggies nor buy organic stuff only. Sometimes it’s because of the price of organic products. Other times it’s simply more convenient to grab a pack of raw spinach or arugula in a nearby supermarket. And that’s OK.
Yes, it’s true that veggies from a supermarket may have less vitamins, minerals and be less nutritious because of the pesticides. However, they are still better than no veggies at all. They may even be quite OK if you take a few simple steps to minimize the damage and wash off most of the pesticides and dirt from them.
In this quick guide I will show you how to properly wash vegetables to remove pesticides from them. I’m not saying your supermarket veggies will become organic but you will at least take a few steps to make them healthier. And what counts the most on your keto diet journey are these simple small steps you take every time you eat.
Removing pesticides from your vegetables is no rocket science and will take you not more than 10-15 minutes. Here is what you need:
The amounts above are suitable for about 200 g of leafy green veggies (which have a lot of volume). Basically, these amounts are for as many veggies as you can fit into one pot.
The whole process will not take you more than 10-15 minutes. Here is what you need to do:
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