As a recent survivor of a parasitic infection, I know all too well the importance of effectively washing and preparing your produce. Parasitic infections are actually quite common, even with all of our modern hygiene practices, and with our food being shipped in from all over the world. Ensuring that your produce is properly washed can help to kill parasites and parasite eggs, as well as mold and other pathogens that can make you sick.
A simple and effective way to wash your produce is to place it in a large bowl, cover with water, and add 15-20 drops of grapefruit seed extract. If you are super sensitive to mold (like me) you can also add 1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder (vitamin c), as this will kill mold spores. It’s important to wash “pre-washed” produce as well… as many pre-washed veggies still contain pathogens, and are washed with a chlorine solution (vitamin C neautralizes chlorine). Soak produce for about 20 minutes, then rinse and drain. Thoroughly dry and refrigerate anything you don’t intend to consume immediately. Namaste <3