TOP FRUITS- SUPER IN NUTRITION
EATING FRUITS- BEFORE OR AFTER MEALS?
The Theory on Fruits being best "eaten alone and not with other foods" is based on Theoretical thinking. This is still a debated item with more studies needed to determine whether or not this is indeed true.
This “FRUITS STORY” triggered my interest deeper after reading Dr Herbert Shelton’s article… knowledge I knew not before. I explored further for my own use, researched many reliable sources. I found this subject very stimulating and would like to share a little knowledge with you readers, via this post…even though you may know much more than me.
ON EATING FRUITS
Dr. Herbert Shelton, (92 years old), a leading expert in the field of nutrition, published many articles in his HYGIENIC REVIEW. He collected knowledge from the old hygienic masters as far back as the 1820's, cleared out the junk, and made it into a basic intelligence system – Natural Hygiene or Orthopathy. He is a great genius, and published the best hygienic magazine ever- covered numerous aspects on health, food etc.
1-Graying hair, balding, nervous outbursts, and dark circles under the eyes will not occur if you eat fruit on an empty stomach
2-When you drink fruit juice, drink only fresh fruit juice, never drink from cans. Don’t drink juice that has been heated (homogenized).
3-Eating whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you do drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, letting it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
A TIP FROM DR HERBERT-
Cooking varieties, suggest you don’t try this tip if you have some form of health problems.. If you are “fit” to try, you may, at your own risk..however, should you feel giddy or nausea on day 1 or any day at all, please break the diet!
Ha ha..just my chicken opinion.
Don’t be stubborn and don’t blame me.. I merely share with you a supposedly great tip from the doctor. Ha ha.
On a fourth thought, I may just want to try this for one day only… Hey presto, should you succeed, do share with me your experience. If I succeed, I will do two days the following week.
I have a strong urge to clean up my arteries AND artery walls. Then maintain clean blood to transport nutrients to all parts of my body.
Remember, when people go for medical check up, the doctors always take blood samples, to detect stuff...i think my thoughts of wanting to clean my arteries is a brilliant idea... long overdue :)
Here is the TIP: (remember, he is 92 years old- excellent memory)
4- It is quite healthy to periodically go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body; just eat fruit and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!
Tell me more, tell me more… if you try, please go for the superior fruits, the less acidic type, eat smart, don’t waste your effort and yes, no milk!- cooking varieties.
YES… NOW, BACK TO NORMAL LIFE, PLEASE DIGEST THIS PROPERLY;
ON EATING FRUITS BEFORE OR AFTER MEAL
Do you experience gas pains or bloating, after eating fruits during or after meals? If yes, you are experiencing the fruit activity, as it mixes with the putrefying food (all the other foods you ate) and produces gas. Hence–you bloat!
So, if you have this “gas “, digestive problems, celiac disease or candida disease, eat your fruits alone by itself, 20 minutes before meals.
Do not eat fruits with/during meals or shortly after meals. Fruits get digested quickly.
Carbohydrates and protein takes longer time to digest- between 90 minutes to 4 hours.
Since the fruit is not together with the carbo and protein. It does not have to wait for the carbo and protein food to digest. The waiting can ferment the fruit.
Simply put, eating fruits alone before meals, can avoid fermentation of food in the intestine.
However, fruits have enzymes that digest and assimilate proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and plant fibers....so, if you have no digestive problems etc, eating fruits during meal is good, example, raw pineapple and papaya has enzymes that can soften meat. Do have raisins in your bread and fruits with your yogurt.
There is a delicate balance between carbohydrates and proteins, to which we have to conform - disease and degeneration resulting from failure to conform- Dr Shelton
SUPER fruits refers to quality fruits (nutrients and antioxidant) which has scientific evidence supporting a potential health benefit. Fruits that hardly has any supporting scientific evidence is not called a "super" fruit.
SOME TOP HEALTHY SUPER FRUITS
KIWI FRUIT- This almost unbeatable super fruit has vitamin C twice that of orange, its potassium content by weight is slightly less than a banana. Contains vitamin E, and some vitamin A. The fruit’s skin is a good source of flavonoid antioxidants, but it may have pesticides on. Mild laxative, due to its significant dietry fiber. A study at the University of Oslo, Norway reported consuming two to three kiwifruits daily for 28 days significantly reducing the risk of blood clots.
Raw kiwifruit is rich in the protein-dissolving enzyme “actinidin”, which is commercially used as a meat tenderizer. People allergic to latex, papayas or pineapples are likely to also be allergic to kiwifruit.
GUAVA-(jambu) a super fruit with species flesh of white, orange, pink or red color. A single guava contains the highest vitamin C which is four times more than oranges. Vitamin C is one of the potent antioxidants. Has vitamin A for preserving and improving eyesight. Also vitamin E for skin. Low-calorie profile of essential nutrients and anti-oxidants-
Slows down the absorption of sugar in the body. A high fiber diet- less risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Copper for thyroid metabolism especially in hormone production and absorption. It’s magnesium helps relax the nerves and muscles.
Guava has B group of vitamins (B3, B6) for brain function. B3 (niacin) stimulates brain function and promotes blood flow.B6 (pyridoxine) is nutrient (food) for brain and nerve-
AVOCADO- most nutritous of all fruits, according to guiness world book of records..with kiwi fruit and guava following very close behind.
Avocado is a super fruit- also known as aguacate, butter pear and alligator pear, is a treasure-trove of nutrients. They contain more than 25 essential vitamins and minerals including vitamins B, K and E. They supply lutein, copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They have more fiber, folate, niacin, thiamine and riboflavin than any other fruit.
They’re also one of the few fruits that have monounsaturated (good) fats.