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07-19-2005, 09:49 AM
Pasteurization. Found out today that the Naked Juice (http://www.nakedjuice.com) and Pom Juice (http://www.pomwonderful.com/index.asp) that I love is Pasteurized (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasteurization).
Whats the raw foodist's take on Pasteurization? :confused:
Alissa, your comments, please.
07-19-2005, 10:12 AM
If it's in a bottle it most likely is. I will on rare occasions purchase bottled juice from someone at a farmer's market where I can ask questions. There's one vendor at a couple of them who has bottled juice ~ on cooler has pasteurized, one has un-pasteurized.
07-19-2005, 10:18 AM
Whats the raw foodist's take on Pasteurization?
My take on it is, Pasteurization kills all living enzymes. I strive to eat all living foods and put nothing dead into my body. If I'm in the mood for juice I squeeze it myself so I know it's fresh and alive. I don't waste my time and energy and money drinking a dead juice drink when I know a live drink will benefit me a lot more.
07-19-2005, 10:23 AM
When food is heated past the heat-labile point, its chemical configuration changes. Pasteurization , deep-frying, and barbecuing are all forms of cooking where food is heated past the heat labile point. The body does not understand these new chemical configurations and does not have the enzymes to digest the food easily.
However, the immune system comes to the defense of the body, and makes these undigested particles back into substances that the body can use or escorts them out of the body. We ask our immune system to do the job that our digestive system did not do. The immune system was not designed to do this on a daily basis, every time we overcook foods or over-process foods. Over time the immune system becomes exhausted and the door is opened to infectious and degenerative diseases.
The state of balance (homeostasis) is the key to health. As long as your body is in homeostasis, it is healing. When it is out of homeostasis, it is on the degenerative disease process. The foods that keep the body in balance are natural foods. God made food for health. Man made food for shelf life, beauty and profit, and not necessarily in that order.
07-19-2005, 11:34 AM
I don't waste my time and energy and money drinking a dead juice drink when I know a live drink will benefit me a lot more.
I just drink water, anyways
07-19-2005, 11:55 AM
I just drink water, anyways
water is always good :) I also like the "quick" juices. the pom juice is outstanding. so is the naked juices. links posted above. I really like them. Now Im grabbing ingredients so I can make similar
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