Swedish nutritionist and Nobel Prize winner Ragnar Berg
conducted a number of experiments to determine nutrient loss during
cooking. He became interested in this subject after observing certain
illnesses which occurred in a Swedish sanatorium practicing 'pudding
vegetarianism.' 'Pudding vegetarians' TOXIC VEGETARIANS? are people who eliminate meat from their diet, but otherwise indulge in mostly denatured cooked food.
Berg wrote about his comprehensive and well-controlled experiments, and the surprisingly great
loss of nutrients during cooking. Vegetables lost one-third of their
minerals and up to ninety-four percent of their important alkaline
salts. This lack of nutritive salts, especially in a heavy meat
diet, results in an excess of acid, which shows up in various forms of
illness, especially rheumatism and gout.
know that a healthy organism has to be more alkaline than acidic. Berg
learned from his experiments that vegetables which are alkaline when
they are raw turn acidic when they are cooked. Vegetables such as
legumes, which are acidic to begin with, even increase in acidity after
cooking. According to Berg, the value of vegetables lies in their
alkaline content, their vitamins and their additional substances not
yet known to society. These soluble matters are the first ones lost in
the cooking process. Berg sounded a special warning against canned vegetables,
which are cooked up to seven times at high heat to preserve them.
Cooking also destroys up to four-fifths of carbohydrates and half of
his book Everyday Miracles, Berg describes the surprisingly quick
healing of heavily festered wounds after patients were put on a course
of raw vegetables, such as carrots, spinach, fresh lettuce and
potatoes. These patients were particularly deficient in B vitamins, a deficiency which encourages the formation of extra white blood cells
and pus. Berg was one of the world's top authorities on the
acid-alkaline balance of foods and how this balance affects the body.
His works on nutrition are still used as textbooks in many medical schools.
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