One of the most common excuses for not eating healthy is the cost. And while stocking up on fresh produce and whole foods is an investment, it’s often the amount that’s wasted that causes the problem.
Luckily, there are some tried-and-true-tips to keep healthy ingredients fresher, longer.
Here’s some a tip from everydayhealth.com:
Problem: Moldy Berries
Solution: Wash berries in a vinegar bath before refrigerating.
As we enter the summer months, shelves packed with delicious, vibrantly colored berries line the produce aisle. With blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries now in season, the low prices make it tempting to pick up a large container — but if you don’t gobble them down quickly, berries can quickly soften and begin to mold. To extend their shelf life, rinse the berries in a vinegar bath (one part vinegar to three parts water), then rinse again with just water to remove any vinegar taste. Once dry, place the berries back in their container and store in the fridge. The vinegar kills bacteria on the berries, which helps prevent mold growth and keeps them fresher, longer.