You Wash Your Hands Before You Eat… What About Your Produce?

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Protect your family from unhealthy toxins and bacteria by washing fruit and vegetables thoroughly.

Of course you don't think twice about giving your hands a good scrubbing before fixing a meal or sitting down to eat.

How well do you wash your vegetables and fruits?

You might be surprised to learn that very little of what's on those fresh vegetables and fruits actually comes off when you simply rinse or rub them under running water.

Even if you buy organic or sustainably grown produce fruits from your local farmers' market – which I sincerely hope you do – there are potentially hidden dangers lurking on their surfaces as well.

Grow your own? Fertilizers, animals, and unhealthy soil can contaminate even homegrown produce.

If you're not fortunate enough to have a local farmer's market providing organic or sustainably grown produce, then you're at the mercy of your local grocery store.

And with today's large-scale, global food system, our vegetables and fruits are at greater risk than ever for harboring dangerous contaminants and pesticide residues.

The Dirty Dozen: Why You Want to Buy Organic Whenever Possible

As you walk through the produce section of your local grocery store, you'd never suspect that some of the most vibrant-looking, picture-perfect fruits and vegetables harbor so many health-threatening pesticides.

In the box on the right, you'll find the top twelve non-organic vegetables and fruits with the highest number of pesticide residues, known as the "Dirty Dozen". From year to year, this list changes.

Cleansing with an effective, suitable fruit and vegetable cleaner can certainly help eliminate surface toxic chemical residues, but it's still best to buy especially these twelve fruits and vegetables organic whenever possible.

Peeling a piece of fruit or vegetable is sometimes an option, but it strips away beneficial nutrients.

The Dirty Dozen Vegetables & Fruits...
Food # of Different Pesticides
Celery 64
Peaches 62
Strawberries 59
Blueberries 52
Leafy Greens 51
Bell Peppers 49
Spinach 48
Apples 42
Cherries 42
Potatoes 37
Grapes 34
Nectarines 33

The Hidden Threat to the Safety of Your Fruits and Vegetables – Even Home-Grown

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Pesticides aren't the only hazard in your fruits and vegetables

An important aspect of the global food system to be mindful of – and even your home garden – is the use of fertilizers. Fertilizers increase yield and help guarantee a plentiful harvest. But there's also a dark side to fertilizers – one you may not be aware of.

A while back, the EPA decided that a good way to dispose of unwanted, treated sewage sludge from municipal wastewater treatment facilities was to legally distribute it to farmers and anyone else desiring cheap "fertilizer" or "compost".

As a result, farms and homes across the country unknowingly spread this sludge-derived fertilizer – often given away for free – on their fields, lawns and gardens.

Problem is... it's been found to be loaded with chemicals and heavy metals.

The Environmental Working Group analyzed samples of this sewage sludge used as fertilizer and found:

  • Over 100 synthetic organic compounds including phthalates, toluene, and chlorobenzene.
  • Dioxins in sludge from 80 percent or 179 out of 208 systems.
  • Forty-two different pesticides.
  • Nine heavy metals, often at high concentrations.

Why Rinsing Isn't Enough...

You simply can't remove all the contaminants I've mentioned with just water.

To make matters worse, most produce is waxed after harvest to withstand the long journey to market and to protect against the many hands that touch it.

Wax seals in pesticide residues and debris, which make them even more difficult to remove with just water.

So to reach the contaminants buried beneath the surface of your vegetables and fruits, you need a cleanser that also removes the wax.

Now There's a Solution That Removes Toxic Residues and Contaminants

Dr. Mercola's Organic Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Fruit and Vegetable Wash is a quick and simple solution to the problem of contaminated produce.

Easy to use, simply spray the vegetables or fruits you wish to eat or cook, wait one to two minutes, gently swish with clean water, and rinse. That's it. No scrubbing required! Dirt and particles wash away, along with potentially harmful contaminants.

Our Fruit and Vegetable Wash is tasteless, and odorless. It lifts wax, surface pesticide residues and dirt from commercially and organically grown produce.

And here's an added bonus when you wash your produce with Fruit and Vegetable Wash... helps extend storage and shelf life up to 200 percent longer.

So your fruits and vegetables stay fresher, and crisper longer. It even helps prevent browning!


Our Fruit and Vegetable Wash Makes a Great Cleaner for Countertops, Knives and Cutting Surfaces, Too

Just as it removes dirt and contaminants from your produce, our Fruit and Vegetable Wash cleans countertops, knives, cutting surfaces – and your hands, too. It even helps to protect from cross-contamination of foods.

Low sudsing, Fruit and Vegetable Wash contains no alcohol, harsh detergents or toxic chemicals. Just a natural blend of Kosher Certified, plant and mineralbased ingredients, including...

  • Citric acid, naturally occurring in most vegetables and fruits.
  • Sodium Citrate, naturally derived from citrus fruit.
  • Calcium Ascorbate, a natural antioxidant.
  • Sea Salt, a natural preservative and anti-bacterial.
  • Vegetable Glycerin.
  • Natural vegetable cleanser.

Isn't it Time You Took Charge of the Safety of Your Food?

Now you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you're in control. No more worries about risking your health eating all the vegetables and fruits you love.

With our Fruit and Vegetable Wash, you know you're eliminating toxic pesticide residues and other health-threatening compounds from the surface of your produce and the surfaces you use to prepare them.

So simple to use, you'll want to keep a bottle within hand's reach whenever you're washing or preparing food. The 1-finger trigger makes it fast and easy to use.

Protecting your loved ones from the dangers of food contaminants has never been easier. Order your bottle of Fruit and Vegetable Wash today. You'll be glad you did.

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