You spend a lot of time and money grocery shopping every week, so why not take a few extra steps to make sure your purchases stay fresher for longer. When buying fruits and vegetables, never wash them before putting them in the refrigerator. Any residual moisture can accelerate the growth of harmful bacteria and make them inedible; bone-dry produce is best and should be washed only right before consumption. And consider transferring milk and milk substitutes (like almond milk) out of cardboard containers and into reusable ones -- the cardboard paper spout can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
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