According to World Health Organization (WHO) and any other health expert, washing your fruits and vegetables is essential during this time of pandemic. But how do you actually do it? Here’s what you need to know.
Washing Your Fruits And Vegetables
It’s common knowledge that keeping our health in tip-top shape is important, coronavirus pandemic or not. It’s especially important in this context, however, because keeping ourselves healthy is one of the best ways to make sure we avoid contracting the deadly virus and get sick ourselves. As such, we should be eating healthily. One of the easiest ways to do that is by eating a good amount of fruits and vegetables.
But like anything that we handle these days, the fruits and vegetables we bring home from the market should be sanitized in order to makes sure they’re safe to eat. So how do you do that?
Well, according to a post made by the WHO, “wash them the same way you would wash them in any circumstance.”
This means that before handling them, your hands should be clean first. Do this by running them under warm water and plain soap for about a minute, making sure that everything is thoroughly clean. Afterwards, wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly with clean water as well, especially if you plan on eating some of them raw. Storing them in separate places isn’t all that important but comes recommended at this time for extra safety, especially if you live with children.
When you’re out doing the groceries, make sure that you practice social distancing as well and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible. If you can, sanitize the things you need to hold as well, such as baskets or even shopping trolleys.
Make sure that you discard the container that you used for groceries in a closed dustbin or trashcan and immediately wash your hands when you get home. According to some nutritionists, making sure that the healthiest member of the family is the one to do the groceries is also a great idea.