Do you rinse an apple before eating it? Here’s why you shouldn’t


We all want to properly clean our fruit so we make sure we ingest as little pesticides as possible. The best thing you can do is to soak the fruit. If you put the apple in a bowl of water with a little bit of baking soda and let it soak there for about 15 minutes, all of the pesticides will disappear. This trick also works for other types of fruit, like pears. If you want to make things easier for yourself, you could also simply peel the apple. Unfortunately, this does mean you lose a lot of the nutrients in the apple because a lot of them are located right beneath the peel.

Apple juice

We’d also like to let you in on another apple secret. Do you drink a lot of apple juice because you think it’s good for your health due to the amount of vitamins? Wrong! Because it takes a lot of apples to produce one glass of juice, you’re unwittingly ingesting a ton of sugar. This can lead to a peak in sugar levels and this can be dangerous for people with diabetes. It also leads to obesity, despite the fact that you think you’re being very healthy. It’s much better to just stick to eating apples instead of drinking them. That’s a lot healthier for you.

Read more: This is the top 10 of healthiest fruits to eat

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