We have a terrible time getting Colby to eat meat, but he can never get enough fruit. I got an email today about how to eat fruit the right way. The person who forwarded it to me said the information came from Dr. Oz. I have not been able to confirm the source or any of the tips are true. I decided to post them though, because if they are true I think they are very interesting.
What is the correct way to eat fruit?
Do not eat fruit after a meal. Fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach. Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
Fruit is the most important food.
Let’s say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it’s prevented from doing so. In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
Eat your fruit on an empty stomach or before your meal.
You’ve heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp or when I eat a banana my stomach bloats. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence you bloat.
Fruits Being More Acidic
There is no such thing as some fruits, like oranges or lemons, being more acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.
Drinking Fruit Juice
When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, not the concentrated juice from the cans. Don’t drink juice that has been heated. If you drink juice you should drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
Don’t eat cooked fruit: you get only the taste and none of the nutrients. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.
Great Fruits to Eat
Kiwi – Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice as much as an orange.
Apple – Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Strawberry – Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.
Oranges – Eating 2-4 a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Watermelon – Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. Also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant. Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and Potassium.
Guava & Papaya: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber. Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your eyes.