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Author Topic: Desifection of Greens and Fruit  (Read 5594 times)

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Offline TugaMan

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Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« on: June 21, 2006, 05:16:41 PM »
Hi all!

Today I was shopping some fruit and greens and was also about to buy something called "Amukina". It probably has some other name in other countries but, to put it short, it's a disinfectant used do add to the water where we wash greens and vegetables we eat in salads and so.

My doubt is: is it really needed? Is, sometimes, too much "cleanness" bad for the immune system? Can my immune system become lazy from too much disinfection and someday in the future not know how to fight back? I'm asking this knowing that my immune system is already weakened by "nature".  ;).

My VL is undetectable and my CD 878 (24%)


Offline water duck

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006, 05:24:53 PM »
Your numbers r so good. On top of that if u still have doubts ???
U can try peeling all fruits whenever possible.
When u wash green, u can add a little vinegar ( go into google & check out the properties)
Hope this bring alittle peace.

Siang

Offline Lwood

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 01:46:52 PM »
With a weakened immune system, food sanitation cant be overlooked, even when dealing with vegetables. Outbreaks of E-Coli and other food borne illnesses get traced back to fruits and vegetables all the time.
I recently read an article about various vegetable wash products that concluded that they did a good job of washing out your wallet and little else. I use a weak bleach solution (1 oz per Gallon of Water) to soak ALL of my vegetables  for a few minutes regardless of how clean they look.  I guarentee its cheaper and more effective than the products out there.

Ive heard the idea of allowing your immune system to get "Lazy' but I dont know if its valid, or if disinfecting vegetables would have any effect....

Also, the vegetable washes all seem to contain alot of Alcohol ( dont get any in a cut !!) and seem to speed up wilting quite a bit.
"Fortunately, I Keep My T Cells Numbered For Just Such An Emergency"
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 02:12:18 PM »
Your numbers r so good. On top of that if u still have doubts ???
U can try peeling all fruits whenever possible.
When u wash green, u can add a little vinegar ( go into google & check out the properties)
Hope this bring alittle peace.

Siang

just greens? i use Heinz white vinegar (diluted w/water) to clean all fruits and vegetables especially raspberries

Offline water duck

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 01:44:14 PM »
the chef in me forbid me to wash mushrooms, strawberries, raspberries, they absorb so much water , it becomes like sponge.
i usually use a kitchen brush.

Siang

Offline Steven

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006, 12:21:13 PM »
the chef in me forbid me to wash mushrooms, strawberries, raspberries, they absorb so much water , it becomes like sponge.
i usually use a kitchen brush.

Ouch!  ::)
A kitchen brush to wash raspberries?
<note to self: never go over to Water Duck's house for dinner to eat fruit since it would be like mush>  ;D


Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2006, 11:18:22 AM »
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
LOL Steven!
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Offline alisenjafi

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2006, 10:21:41 AM »
I can't help but think of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer washes and prepares his food as he washes himself in the shower.
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Offline CC

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 11:11:47 PM »
I agree with LWood...I use a mild bleach/water solutions for leafy type vegestable, the rest I simply wash as I would dishes....with dishwashing soap and rinse thoroughly.    They always recommend washing cuts with plain old soap and  water as one of best means of disinfection, no different with fruits and veggies....especially smooth skin ones like plums, nectarines, tomatoes, peppers, etc....  Quick and easy...

The key is...do something to disinfect, especially if your CD4 is below 300...

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Desifection of Greens and Fruit
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006, 03:00:30 AM »
I have to side with Siang here,

the chef and veggie in me buys organic food mostly and washes the veg in clear water. Lots of greens, like lettuce, have water soluble vitamines that will go if you leave it to soak for too long. I am more concerned by the pesticides than the stray bug. Also, if you steam your veg you are already killing off most of what could be hidding there.

This thread reminds me of my time on a tropical island with no running water where we washed everything in a solution of clorox and therefore felt safe (despite the uuurrrgggghhhh taste :P) until I found out that most of our tinned stuff (a big no-no for me) was way past the sale by date  ;D  - hey, no one died!!

Pat
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