Only 198 days left until Christmas? Yikes! How could that be? It seems like time is just flying by! Today I turned 75! Again, how could that be?
Traditionally, the night before my ‘New Year’– I look back at the year and look forward to the beginning of a new year.
This has been quite the year. I published a book, bottled seasonings, moved my studio and have two radio shows! And I am teaching 4 bouncing classes a week! The biggest thing is that healthy information is getting out there – and hopefully it will help lots of people on their journey to health and wellness. That’s why I do what I do.
Wasn’t planning on moving the Bounce 2 Health Wellness Center – but we moved! The location is just super – especially with the addition of our expansion to the suite next door. Now we can have meetings and seminars for the community. Partnering with Dancers In Motion is just the best thing ever – I love Miss Jean and all of her dear students. I am very excited to be able to teach a Nutrition Class to her Summer Dance Camp students!
OK, I don’t really like rambling on and on but just wanted to update you. So now, here is what I really meant to share with you all:
With all the wonderful fruits and vegetables we have available to us this time of year, there are a few precautions you should be aware of: Because many of these lovely foods have been exposed to pesticides, they really have to be carefully cleaned! Here are some hints:
Wash your produce thoroughly, even scrubbing before eating. Did you know that you can put a bit of baking soda in the water to help clean? True statement! Just fill a bowl with cold water and put a teaspoon of baking soda in the water, wash, rinse and set on a towel to dry. Here are the fruits and veggies that have been noted to have the highest amount of detected pesticides in the order of the fruit with the most pesticide, to the least: Apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach sweet bell peppers, nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers.
Here are some fruits and veggies have the least detected pesticides: Corn, onions, pineapples, avocados, cabbage, papayas, mangos, asparagus, kiwi, grapefruit, sweet potatoes and mushrooms.
If you can, purchase your fruits and veggies at your local farmers market. It is a great way to get fresh, locally grown produce. And it is a lot of fun to meet your local farmers.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to do more blogging – I am gathering lots of great information to share with you. If you have any topics you would like to discuss, just let me know!
Be well, take good care of yourselves.