Fact check: Do foods possess electromagnetic properties?

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Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Quick Take 

A social media video makes the claim that foods high in moisture and those that grow higher are referred to as electric foods. Whereas foods growing deeper into the earth with lower moisture content are known as magnetic food. Additionally, foods that grow within arm’s reach are termed electromagnetic food. We fact checked it and it turned out to be False.

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The Claim 

In this Instagram video, an interview features Dr. Aris Latham, a raw foods chef and the founder of the Sunfired Culinary Institute, a vegetarian culinary school. During the interview, Dr. Latham discusses the properties of different foods, stating that certain foods possess electrical qualities while others have magnetic qualities. He explains that foods with higher moisture content are considered electrical and are beneficial as cleansers. As food grows higher, it becomes more electrical. On the other hand, foods that grow deeper into the earth contain less moisture, making them more magnetic.

Furthermore, Dr. Latham states that foods growing within arm’s length, especially green leaves, are classified as electromagnetic foods and typically contain around 50% moisture. However, he highlights the importance of extracting moisture from the leaf for optimal benefits, emphasizing that a dry green leaf tea is not desirable.

A screenshot of the post has been attached below:

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Fact Check

Can foods be classified as electric, magnetic and electromagnetic? 

No, there is no scientific evidence that classifies food as electric, magnetic and electromagnetic. We researched many scientific papers and found that the terminology of electric, magnetic or electromagnetic food is not available.

Nutritional and scientific contexts do not widely recognize or commonly use the terms ‘electric food’, ‘magnetic food’, and ‘electromagnetic food’. There are various classifications of foods based on their nutritional content and characteristics. However, the specific categorization as mentioned in the claimed Instagram post, is not a standard or scientifically accepted framework.

Primary criteria for categorising foods typically do not include the moisture content of food and the depth at which they grow in the earth. Instead, foods are usually classified based on their nutritional composition. This composition includes macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and other components.

While specific dietary theories or alternative health practices may use the claimed terms, they lack widespread recognition or scientific evidence to support them.

Our research revealed studies demonstrating that exposing food to electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic radiation induces changes in its chemistry. The exposed radiation on food results in the transformation of their physicochemical, enzymatic, and microbiological properties that help increase vitality and aid in preservation. We further discuss an example of this phenomenon in the subsequent question, specifically magnetized water. However, we have found that categorizing food based on length and moisture content lacks a solid foundation.

What is magnetized water?

Magnetized water is produced by passing water through a specifically designed permanent magnet capable of activating and ionizing water molecules. Dental plaque is reduced by using magnetized water.

Can drinking magnetized liquids be beneficial?

Maybe. Research papers showed that drinking magnetized water is effective in several chronic diseases. Magnetized water has been proven in several Chinese trials to be useful in the treatment of kidney stones. Evidence shows that magnetized water offers health benefits. These benefits include aiding in the treatment of nervous disorders, low blood pressure, clearing clogged arteries, and promoting a normalized circulatory system. It may also assist in treating respiratory illnesses, certain fevers, and externally healing conditions like sore eyes, wounds, and eczema spots. Its therapeutic properties support overall health and well-being naturally.
In conclusion, the claim is a self acclaimed diet with no evidence available on any trusted platform. But research papers shows that food processed under electric, magnetic or electromagnetic fields changes its properties. So, our assertion is mostly false.

In the past, THIP MEDIA has debunked inconsistent claims regarding foods, including the assertion that GMO food can alter human DNA.

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Garima Dev Verman
Garima Dev Verman
The author is a qualified nutritionist and diabetes educator. She fact checks and analyses diet and nutrition-based content on THIP

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Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Do certain foods have a significant effect on electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields in the body?
No. There is no scientific proof to back the notion that specific foods have electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities. Claims about "electric, magnetic or electromagnetic" foods are typically made without scientific evidence and should be approached with skepticism.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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