Health Tip: Prevent Produce Problems
(HealthDay News) -- Produce can harbor germs that can make you sick, so it's important to prepare these foods properly.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:
- Just before you eat them, wash all vegetables and fruits with cool tap water.
- Scrub firm produce (such as melons) with a produce brush. Rinse softer produce with plain water.
- Throw away the outer leaves of a head of lettuce.
- If you see any damaged or bruised spots on your produce, cut them out and discard.
- Use a paper towel or clean dish towel to dry produce.
- Cook any raw sprouts before eating.
-- Diana Kohnle
Top Features in Digestive Health
Popular Digestive Health Slide Shows
Did You Know?View Source
Digestive System Quizzes
Health News TodayFeed
- Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High04/17/2014
- Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are04/16/2014
- Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study04/09/2014
- Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients03/31/2014
- Health Tip: Protect Against Salmonella03/24/2014
- View More Digestive System News