As I continue on this journey of health and wellness living with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes I am learning more about foods that are and are not good for me.
We all know that it’s important to eat fresh and to try and stay away from processed foods, but what happens when your fresh fruits and veggies aren’t good for you?
Now you guys know that I love my greens, whether they are Kale or Collards, but Spinach is another one of my favs, however, it’s listed as one of the dirty dozen but thankfully Cabbage is one of the clean 15!
Dried fruits are also a NO-NO for diabetics however, we don’t have to give up fruit altogether. Sticking with low-sugar fruits like fresh berries or a small apple can provide health benefits while keeping blood sugar in the target range – but guess what an apple is? a DIRTY DOZEN!!!
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
With all the reports about tainted foods, how do we keep the Clean 15 from becoming a Dirty Dozen?
I used Vinegar, and according to recent reports, “it is safe to soak fruits and vegetables in vinegar. Using a solution that’s three parts water and one part vinegar will be most effective at removing bacteria. If soaking fruit in the sink, be sure to clean the sink first and make sure you’re using enough vinegar to meet the three-to-one ratio.
Using vinegar, however, is not necessary because simply washing fruits and vegetables with clean water will remove 98 percent of bacteria”
Let’s Chat > How do you clean your fruits and vegetables?