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Pay Attention To Fruit and Vegetable Safety Ensures A Healthier Life

Date:2017-03-15 click:
Fruits and vegetables are important parts of your daily diet. They provide nutrients to your diet that help protect you from many health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. And adding more vegetables and fruits to your dirt—instead of high-calorie foods also helps you stay in shape. 

fresh produce safety

According to the statistics, nearly half of foodborne illnesses are caused by germs on contaminated fresh produce in the United States. It’s hard for you to make sure whether the products are safe or not. Sometimes raw fruits and vegetables may contain harmful germs, such as Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli, which can make you  sick with food poisoning. To prevent the potential risk of health, it’s imperative to pay more attention to the fruit and vegetables safety.
You can choose a safe eating habits for fresh produce, such as washing thoroughly before cooking the vegetables. Unwashed fresh vegetables may make you sick with food poisoning. Foodborne illnesses can bring you many unbearable symptoms, such as stomachache,vomiting, diarrhea, reduced blood pressure and even shock.  
Uncooked fresh fruits and vegetables contains more poisonous substances than those are cooked. Therefore, it’s important to take some measures to prevent the risk of  foodborne illnesses before enjoying the uncooked produce.     
1.Choose fruits and vegetables that are intact without bruising or damage.
2.Don’t eat fruits and vegetables that are spoiled.  
3.Wash your hands, kitchen utensils, chopping boards and countertops, before and after preparing fruits and vegetables.
4.Every time you want to have fruits or vegetables for a meal or snack, do wash or scrub all fruits and vegetables under running water even if you do not plan to eat the peel. Thus, it will avoid the germs transferring from the surface to the inside when you cut the produce.
5.For fruits and vegetables that you have cut up, peeled, or cooked, put them in the refrigerator. The shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables are not very long, even though they are put in refrigerator. Therefore, it’s necessary to eat them as soon as possible.
Foodborne illnesses can happen to anyone. But some certain groups have higher risk of these diseases, such as young children, pregnant women, adults aged 65 and older, people with weakened immune systems. Thus, it’s very important to take measures to prevent the food poisoning when cleaning and cooking fresh fruits and vegetables for yourself and those who have greater risk of the illnesses. 

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