Are you kidding me?? That was my reaction when I first saw my mom soaking food in water mixed with Clorox bleach. Although it sounds startling and a little unsettling, soaking your foods in a Clorox bath is actually very safe. It can help kill and remove toxins, pesticides, chemicals, bacteria, fungus, and other harmful poisons from conventional (non-organic) foods. Obviously, eating organic food is much healthier for you but it can get pretty expensive and isn’t always available. Although you can’t put a price tag on good health, there are ways to get the best bang for your buck!
(I’m not a bath guy but I wouldn’t mind taking one with this kind of view!)
Here’s What You Need For The Clorox Food Bath
Whether you have meat, vegetables, fruit, and even eggs, all you need to do is take about 1 teaspoon of Clorox and mix it with 1 gallon of purified water (preferably.) Make sure to prepare a new and fresh bath for each food group. Drain or dispose of the mixture after use. Then soak the food in a regular freshwater bath for about 10-15 minutes to ensure there is no residue. Drain the water…dry the food… and eat!
Bath soaking times:
1) Meats: 5-10 minutes per pound (make sure to thaw beforehand)
2) Vegetables: 25-30 minutes (Vegetables with roots)
12-15 minutes (Leafy vegetables)
3) Fruit: 25-30 minutes (thicker skinned fruits)
12-15 minutes (berries or thin skinned fruits)
4) Eggs: 25-30 minutes
Note: Don’t forget about soaking the food in fresh water after the initial Clorox bath. Using more Clorox does NOT equal better.
Use Only “Regular” Clorox Bleach
This is a must! This only works with Clorox and not any other brand. The use of this brand produces an effect that is similar to homeopathic potentization. Which is nerd for: Clorox acts as a magnet. Its strong negative charge will pull the chemicals/toxins positively charged molecules from the food. Too much Clorox can damage the food due to a higher chance of oxidative damage. This is why it is important to make sure your 1 teaspoon measurement is accurate.
Give It A Try And Tell Me What You Think
Soaking your food in this bath will both enhance the flavor and shelf life of your food. It also doesn’t leave an unpleasant aftertaste. Since there is only a small amount used, any residue that is left will be washed away from the second bath. So if you can’t buy organic, this little tip will rid the food items of harmful pesticides, or other chemicals and poisons that are universally found on non-organic foods. If you can’t buy organic, give the Clorox food bath a try and let the comments roll!
An Interesting Quote By Dr. Parcells Who Discovered This Technique
“A very educated man came to see me. He had heard about the miracles my cleansing methods performed turning lifeless, contaminated substances into excellent quality food. I told him how he could clean his food by putting it into a solution of water with a few drops of Clorox bleach. ‘But bleach is a poison!” he exclaimed. ‘A spoonful of whiskey won’t kill you, I said, but a quart might.’ I never heard from him again. There is no use in trying to educate the overeducated; they’ve already made up their minds about how things work.”