Many of us run fresh fruits and vegetables through juicers at home to create delicious concoctions to sip and enjoy. But according to foodsafety.gov, making your own fresh-pressed or squeezed juices at home can also make you sick. When juicing at home, be sure to wash your hands before you handle any produce. This will reduce any risk of transferring bacteria. Wash everything -- including peeled fruits and veggies -- under running water. If something is labeled as pre-washed on its container (like pre-washed spinach or kale), it’s OK to juice it without washing. And always be sure any pre-cut fruits or vegetables are bought from a store where they’ve been refrigerated on ice.
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