Storage Temperature

The temperature of storage affects the rate of growth of microorganisms in food. Below its freezing point, water becomes crystalline and inaccessible, effectively halting microbial growth. At low temperatures above freezing, many enzymatic reactions are either very slow or non-existent, with the result that some microorganisms are unable to grow. Those that can, do so at a reduced rate. Microorganisms that grow on refrigerated foods are most likely psychrophiles or psychrotrophs such as some members of the genus Pseudomonas. ■ psychrophiles, p. 86 ■ psychrotroph, p. 87

Detox Diet Basics

Detox Diet Basics

Our internal organs, the colon, liver and intestines, help our bodies eliminate toxic and harmful  matter from our bloodstreams and tissues. Often, our systems become overloaded with waste. The very air we breathe, and all of its pollutants, build up in our bodies. Today’s over processed foods and environmental pollutants can easily overwhelm our delicate systems and cause toxic matter to build up in our bodies.

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