How to clean your fridge

Fridge, Fridge Door, Refrigerator

The refrigerator is arguably one of the most used appliances within the home. Unlike most other appliances, it’s seldom given some rest. Additionally it is mostly subjected to spills and a variety of odors given that it is used to store liquids and consumables. Since the fridge is where we store our food, it is imperative that we clean it regularly.

Cleaning firms may put focus on refrigerators if you hire their services. But note that all their maid services come with a price. So, if you wish to save on a few bucks and have clean refrigerator always, it is better to go the DIY method. Here are some tips on how best to clean the insides of your fridge without taking too much time and without spending too much.

Clear the Refrigerator of Contents

The first step of cleaning the refrigerator interior is to take out all of its contents, be it vegetables, water, or whatnot. Make sure to put food contents onto a clean place so as not to contaminate some of it with any types of illness-causing organisms. Likewise, remove all of the refrigerator shelves and drawers.

Wash and Rinse

Soak the refrigerator shelves and drawers in soap and water. Leave for a few minutes while you clean the corners and crevices of your appliance. Take special attention to corners and cracks and make sure you wipe out all signs of molds or dirt that may have started forming on the refrigerator walls.

If there are stubborn stains, use baking soda to remove them.

If you have hired professional cleaning services before, you may have noticed that they used a particular sort of cleaning agent for cleaning refrigerators. If you’re ever likely to use such cleaning implements, make sure you carefully follow the directions that come with the item. Some of those cleaning products may have chemicals that are harmful not only to the refrigerator but to your family’s health as well.

Using bleach and other types of disinfectants should not be utilized in cleaning the insides of a refrigerator. Only use products that are especially formulated for refrigerator cleaning. Even better, use only natural cleaning ingredients, such as baking soda.

Cleaning the refrigerator yourself can greatly save you a couple of bucks, which may be more than a few hundreds if you employ hourly maid services. If you don’t have ample time to do the cleaning, however, you can always seek the support of professionals.

Sugar in fruit

Soft Fruits, Blueberries, Raspberries

Generally speaking, sugar in fruit isn’t bad for us. As a matter of fact, fruit comprises a natural sugar, fructose, that is better for you if you are diabetic. Due to the slower digestion, fructose does not cause the same high glycemic swings as other kinds of sugars. In 2008, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition advised diabetics to use fructose rather than sucrose based on research studies.

Few fruits contain enough sugar to make them bad for you.

Consider this a 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 225 calories, 60 grams of additional sugar, (usually high-fructose corn syrup), and several nutrients.

But you do need to watch which fructose you’re becoming. There is natural fructose and high-fructose corn syrup. The latter is not natural and will cause your blood sugar to spike. This is something you also need to watch out for when buying canned fruit. Much of it is packed with that high-fructose corn syrup. If it doesn’t say packed in natural juices, then buy your fruit either frozen or fresh instead.

You still need to keep an eye on how much sugar you’re consuming, even if it’s largely fructose containing fruits. The American Heart Association recommends up to 24 g of sugar each day for females and 36 grams for men. But it is easy to exceed that in the event you don’t make the right selections. By way of instance, two cups of sliced bananas has 36 grams of sugar by itself. If you add in the sugar you’re getting from the rest of your food, you’re probably far in excess of what you should be eating each day.

Obviously, as we’ve known since elementary school, it can cause tooth decay. That has been demonstrated to increase your risk for high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Strawberries, bananas, oranges, kiwi… the healthy list continues on and on. Fruit is touted as a super-healthy snack option, although the fiber and other nutrients found in fruit are a great part of any diet, many varieties can also be very high in sugar. Too much sugar, irrespective of where it comes from, can have some serious negative effects. (Yes, even sugar from fruit if you consume a lot of it!) Does this mean you are not even safe from the produce aisle? Well, you’re definitely safer. But it might be smart to limit your fruit-based sugar consumption.