Tuesday, September 27

cooked foods

The More Food Is Cooked,
The More Difficult It Is To Digest And Metabolize.
This is true of any food. The higher the temperature that food is cooked, the longer it stays in the gut and the more difficult it becomes for our digestive mechanisms to digest it.

This makes it more difficult for the food to absorb and function at a cellular level where it needs to work. When the food can not function in the cells, the cells can become deficient and/or toxic which leads to deficiency and toxicity of the whole body making the body less able to function optimally.

There are many ways to cook food, some with less harmful results. Steaming, boiling, and stewing expose food to heat not exceeding 100 degrees C.

On the other hand, baking and roasting expose food to temperatures up to 200 degrees.

Microwaving also exposes food up to 200 degrees C. but there are also many other problems with microwaving food.

The highest temperatures that foods are exposed to are broiling and barbecuing which can be 400 degrees C.

Frying with a pan or wok normally uses high surface temperatures.

 As early as 1930 research was done in Switzerland showing what processed and cooked food did to the leukocytes, the white blood cells in humans. Prior to this research it was noted that upon eating there would be an immediate increase of the white blood cells which was called "digestive leukocytosis." Digestive leukocytosis means that there is a rise in the number of white blood cells after eating. At the time this was considered a normal physiological response to eating. It was not know why the cells would increase after eating and this increase usually meant that the person had been exposed to a harmful substance such as toxic chemicals, a trauma or infection. http://www.halalvitamins.com/cooking.htm

From this research and the principle of the heat labile point,
it seems that the best way to cook food is the least way.
The more food that you can eat raw, the better.
If you do cook your food the best way to cook food is lightly steam, stew, or use a slow crock cooker.

Eat as few over-processed and over-cooked foods as possible.
The body has a difficult time digesting fried, barbecued, pasteurized, dried, and other over-processed and over-cooked foods that you find in cake mixes, dried milk, dried eggs, pizza mixes, dairy products and other boxed and processed foods.

Bon apetite au natural.
For More information on Dr. Appleton's books,
The Curse of Louis Pasteur,
Lick the Sugar Habit,
Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Counter,
Heal Yourself with Natural Foods,
and Healthy Bones,

view her website: Dr. Nancy Appleton's Books

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