5 Foods You Should Always Wash, Because No One Wants Food Poisoning

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Many of us fit in cooking between the hectic hustle and bustle of our daily lives. This can mean we are often in a rush to get things done, so taking culinary short-cuts is a no brainer. Unfortunately, sometimes we skip necessary steps that may be necessary for our health, such as washing our fruits and vegetables.

Skipping that extra part of preparation may seem harmless, but foods often contain dirt and other chemicals that can make you sick, both in the long-term and the short-term.

"It is important to wash fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly under cold running water before eating, cutting, or cooking," says Lori Kenyon Farley, a Certified Nutrition Consultant. "This includes produce grown conventionally or organically, as dirt, bacteria and other pathogens can be present."

To make sure you avoid any excess pesticides or harmful bacteria, make sure you always wash the following five foods, which are the most susceptible to dirt and contamination.

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