View Full Version : heat, tea and nutrition....

03-19-2008, 06:12 PM
I would like to understand why it is that heating foods over 104 degrees destroys the enzymes and nutrition but boiling herbs in water doesn't. I'm making and drinking Essiac tea and the information lists all the nutrition in the herbs ..slippery elm, burdock, sheep sorrel and rhubarb. I would think that boiling the herbs would also destroy the nutritional benefits. It doesn't make sense to me. Any accurate information available on the subject?

03-21-2008, 11:15 PM
High heat destroys some nutrients and enzymes in food but not always all the nutrients. High heat releases medicinal properties in herbs.

03-24-2008, 04:14 PM

Thanks for the useful info!