Thursday, 23 October 2014

Serious talk: Do you wash your lemons?

Lemons are amazing!

They have so many health benefits, including:

  • help liver to get rid of toxins
  • removal of toxins=clear skin!
  • lots of vitamin C
  • all that vitamin C boosts your immune system- see ya cold and flu!
  • balance your PH level

And that's just to name a few!

But the real question here is, Do you wash your lemons?!

If you don't, you should probably start, and I'll tell you why.

Did you read this part?

"We found in every single group of specimens from different institutions, representations from the three body sites that men usually impart their flora," Tierno tells HuffPost Healthy Living of his research. Those include bacteria from the intestines (in the form of fecal matter), the respiratory tract (think coughing, talking, sneezing) and the skin. Among the specimens collected were E. coli, staphylococcus epidermidis and candida, a fungus commonly found in the vagina."

Terrifying, right? How there is vagina fungus on a lemon, I do not know! But ever since I heard this news a couple years ago, I never put lemons in my water at restaurants.

So that's just lemons in a restaurant. Now for your lemons at home. 

Chemicals that are found on lemons (including a wax) are:

Thiabendazole-fungicide and parasiticide
Sodium O'Phenylphenate-disinfectant

All three are carcinogenics (cancer causing)

Luckily these chemicals are not approved when it comes to organic produce. So if you can, buy organic!

I could go on and on about this, but I don't want to bore you. 

I will offer you a solution though: Fruit and veggie wash!

There's alot out there, but my personal favorite is from Jessica Alba's, The Honest Company.

It's only $6.95. Can't go wrong. So do your body a favor, and wash not only your lemons, but all fruits and veggies!!

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