Cleaning fruits isn’t something that everyone thinks about a lot. But it’s always good to do. You might be wondering “why?”. Well, this is because when we shop for fruits we usually pick them up and place them into our fruit baskets without even cleaning them. Even if we clean them we just use water. Now the reason why it’s good to clean your fruits is that doing so will get rid of all the bacteria and germs that were on them in the supermarket. Also not cleaning your fruits can make you really sick by giving you stomach aches etc. In this article, I will show you a quick and easy way to clean your fruits.
SOAK THEM IN VINEGAR
Get a large bowl/dish and fill it up with water Then add 1/2 of vinegar into it. After doing that place fruits such as apples, cherries, and grapes into it. Let them sit in the bowl/dish for about 2-5 minutes. After doing that take them out and rinse them under cold water.
Doing this will make your fruits clean and safe to eat.
Just mix the vinegar and cold water together in a spray bottle and use this mixture to spray your fruits. After spraying them rinse them under cold water and use a paper towel to dry them.
HOW TO CLEAN THE LETTUCE
When storing lettuce you can’t forget to clean it first. You don’t want your stored food to be unclean. Cleaning lettuce is rather easy. Just do the following.
First, you need to put the lettuce head in medium temp water (not too warm and not too cold). Then leave it there for 1 minute. Now all you have to do is to wash the lettuce in cold water.
Now place the lettuce in a lettuce spinner and let it dry for 2 mins. If you don’t have a lettuce spinner use a clean, dry kitchen cloth to dry the lettuce. If you don’t have a cloth use a paper towel instead.
When you are planning to store lettuce you need to be careful. Moisture can be a huge problem when it comes on to lettuce storing. Sometimes you might think that lettuce needs a little moisture but when you are going to store it you don’t need moisture. If you want to perverse your lettuce the right way just follow these tips.
First, you need to wrap the lettuce in a paper towel, this will remove the excess moisture. Then place the lettuce head in a plastic bag. Now Place the bag of lettuce in the refrigerator. To be safe I would probably double or triple up the bags so that the lettuce doesn’t get moist.
If you have shredded lettuce just rinse it off, dry it with a lettuce spinner or dry cloth. Then wrap the shredded lettuce in a paper towel. Then after doing that put shredded lettuce in a jar and refrigerate it.
Most people want to eat healthier even though it can be hard at times. Believe me, I used to eat a lot of junk food and I only ate healthy for a week or 2 and return back to my unhealthy diet. I realized that the problem for me and most people was the change. No one likes to switch to something completely different in a short amount of time.
What I learned in eating healthy is that I need to add a bit more healthy stuff in my diet, without completely getting rid of everything. The only time you should get rid of every unhealthy thing in your diet is if you have been eating more healthy things overtime.
Fruits helped me to stay healthy but I only ate a couple of them. Here are some incredible fruits with the best health benefits that helped me to maintain a healthy diet.
Apples are the best fruits to eat when you are on a healthy diet. They have a lot of benefits. So if you are on a healthy diet or want to start one you can add apples to your diet. Here are the benefits of apples.
- Eating 2 a day can make your heart healthier.
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
- Prevent constipation
- Helps to boost your immune system
Bananas are the world most popular fruit for a good reason. They provide a lot of energy. Most people usually eat them before workouts or going to work. But if you are running late and haven’t eaten breakfast yet you can just grab a banana and you will have a lot of energy to do your daily tasks. Here are more incredible benefits of bananas.
- They are rich in potassium which can help you maintain healthy blood pressure.
- Bananas are low in fat
- They contain vitamin C and B6
- One banana can provide you with a lot of energy.
Oranges contain a small amount of calories and they are very nutritious as well. It’s best to eat oranges with your standard breakfast in the mornings. Here are some incredible health benefits of oranges.
- Relieve constipation
- Helps to create a better vision
- Oranges provide a lower risk of diseases
- oranges help to prevent the risk of cancer
Watermelons are very juicy and delicious. They are even better in fruit salads. They are different types of watermelons. The two most common ones are the ones with a yellow color inside and the other one has the red color inside. The red one is the most popular watermelon. Here are some health benefits of watermelons.
- Contains vitamin c
- High in lycopene
- May reduce the risk of diabetes
Avocados go great with a lot of things such as sandwiches and wraps. Despite them containing a lot of fat, they are really healthy. The fat they contain is good fats and not the ones people usually worry about. It’s best to eat half of an avocado every day. Only eat an avocado daily if you can accommodate more calories in your diet. Here are some benefits of Avacado.
- Contains healthy fat
- Good source of Vitamins A & E
- Contains fiber
Grapefruits are part of the citrus family and they are very nutritious. They are sour with a bit of sweetness. Grapefruits taste way better if you blend them and turn them into juice. Here are some health benefits of Grapefruits.
- Boost immune system
- High in potassium which is good for your blood pressure.
- Helps to prevent cancer
Strawberries are very tasty. Its always good to have a small cup of strawberries every day. There is nothing to lose by doing this. because not only are you eating healthy you are also eating something delicious. Here are some mind-blowing benefits of strawberries.
- Contains vitamin c
- Low in carbs
- Contains fiber
Most people usually find it very hard to make their favorite foods. In my case, I wanted to make pizza but I didn’t know where to start. Until my mom taught me. I used her recipe and I was able to make my very own pizza. The recipe below will teach you how to make your first homemade pizza even better than I did.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- PIZZA SAUCE
MAKING THE PIZZA DOUGH
- Get a bowl and add yeast, sugar, and warm water in it.
- Let the mixture sit there for 3-5 minutes. After 5 minutes add flour, salt, and the tip of olive and 3 teaspoons of olive oil.
- The mixture will become more solid. Sprinkle flour on a clean surface.
- Form a ball with the flour mixture and place it on the floured surface.
- Knead the dough on the surface for 5-8 minutes.
- After you finish kneading it place the dough in a large container and cover it. Let the dough sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
Roll the dough until it has a circular shape
Roll the radars of the dough to make the end look puffy. This will make the end of the dough thicker.
Place the pizza sauce directly onto the dough, then add the cheese and the topping.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remember to place the pizza baking sheet or the pizza stone in it.
Place the pizza in the oven. Bake it for around 25-30 mins until the crust has a crispy golden brown appearance.
Now that you have made your very own pizza. It’s time to enjoy and saber every bite