Do raw vegetables contain amoeba and other harmful micro-organisms? If they do, how long should they be steamed in order to be rid of these germs? I believe steaming would be safer than boiling as steam does not destroy nutrients.
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Thanks for the tip on how to remove chemicals from veggies with lemon and vinegar. Did you mean steaming for five minutes under pressure? We steam the veggies for fifteen minutes, but not in a pressure cooker.
The idea is the mixture washes away germs too. Any germs left are no problem for a healthy immune system. But if you want to steam, no pressure is needed. Same standard for sterilizing baby bottles and canning jars - 5 minutes or more at 212 F.
Hello again, LittleTruth, would not ordinary vinegar be suitable for this purpose?
Yes, I think the most important thing is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, washing them with whatever is available. Sometimes I just use water and rubbing, or even just my shirt. A healthy immune system can handle a few bugs.
I agree. Germs are killed off by the immune system and get expelled from the body. Herbicides and pesticides are toxins that lodge in the body and stay there and cause disease. The only way to get them out is through special cleanses.
Well, out of the microorganisms that are present, precautions should be taken against the "amoeba." This one causes an ailment called amoebiosis which screws up the digestive system. Thanks for responding. :)