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The “Just Ask David” audio podcast takes a deep dive into health and beauty in just 10 minutes during each interview. The show features David Pollock, beauty industry veteran and the chemist behind some of the top- performing beauty products of all time. On his show, he candidly shares his expertise and invites his talented roster of guests to do the same.Read more »
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Episode 92: Produce Panic: How Safe Are Your Veggies? With Special Guest Mareya Ibrahim
How clean is your produce?
We don’t think about it often, but maybe we should.
Imagine the life cycles of fruits and vegetables: they’re sprayed with pesticides, covered in fertilizer. Is that what you want to be biting into?
Meet Mareya Ibrahim. She’s the inventor of a clean eating product line. She’s an award winning entrepreneur, chef, author, patented inventor, and a food industry veteran with over 26 years in the industry.
Mareya’s also concerned about how well we’re washing our fruits and vegetables. Lucky for us, she has a few helpful tips to save us a trip to the toilet (or hospital).
The Revolting Truth About Our Fruits and Veggies
The world of produce is risky for consumers.
Dealing with the aftermath of one of the biggest E. coli breakouts in over a decade, the threat of eating contaminated produce is as real as ever.
Even worse, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the risk of food poisoning is highest during the summer months.
“First and foremost i think it’s important to understand that if something is cut or processed, that means it’s been handled by dozens of different touchpoints,” Mareya explains. “And every single processing points requires the utmost level of safety. And if that is not being upheld, then you’re potentially putting yourself at risk.”
Most of us try to wash our fruits and veggies with water, but Mareya says that water is ineffective for cleaning produce.
“What else do we wash with water and it’s all clean? Nothing!” she exclaims. “Not our plates, not our hands, not even our hair or our dogs. You need a cleanser to be able to remove what water can’t.”
Clean Eating - The SAFE Way
After her father experienced a cancer scare that prompted doctors to tell him “no more fruits and vegetables,” Mareya was determined to make eating produce safer.
It was insane that her father could not eat his favorite healthy foods because of the risk of contamination! So together, Mareya and her father formulated Eat Cleaner’s All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash.
With a natural blend of fruit acids and antioxidants, this special produce wash is proven to wash 99.9% of contaminants off of produce AND prolong shelf life up to 200% longer!
Not only can this help save a family over $500 per year on average, but it’s better for the environment. Sounds like a win-win!
“[People] do not have to be sitting ducks, hoping that they’re protecting their family when they buy fresh produce at the store, but aren’t sure if it’s going to hurt them or not,” Mareya says.
A Million More Ways to Eat Clean!
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