Is it safe to eat food raw?
by Alberto Romero of The Raw Challenge
When you’re on a raw food diet, you may be concerned about e-coli on spinach, salmonella, and parasites? You may think: “Is it really safe to eat raw food? I’m sure there must have been a reason why people started cooking their food?”
Before people had a fridge, cooking their food was the best way to kill parasites and bacteria. Louis Pasteur “invented” pasteurization to ensure that food was safe to eat for everyone. However, today this method is obsolete. It doesn’t just kill the bad bacteria, it also kills the good ones, as well as the enzymes, makes the food acidic, takes away vitamins and minerals, etc.
Today, we have much better methods for keeping our food safe. Some methods are:
- Rinsing produce well before eating
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide;
- Vacuum Sealing