Most of us think having fruit with our meals is accomplished by buying the fruit so we can cut it up to just pop it into our mouths. That concept of just eating fruit whenever we want to may not be as easy as we once thought. It's important to know how and when to eat.
What is the correct way of eating fruits
We should not eat fruit after our meals because fruits need to be eaten on an empty stomach. If we eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify our system, supplying us 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 and 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 the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
So please eat your fruit on an empty stomach or before your meals. People often complain that they burp every time they eat watermelon, along with their stomach bloating up, and that they feel a need to run to the rest room when they eat a banana. Most of this will not arise if we eat the fruit on an empty stomach. If we do not... then the fruit mixes with other foods in our stomach and produces gas and hence we will bloat.
There is no such thing as some fruit, like orange and lemon being acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.
If we master the correct way of eating fruit, we will have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.
It's best to drink fresh fruit juice that is not from a can. And don't even think about drinking juice that has been heated up because cooked fruits will give you the taste without the necessary nutrients.
Of course eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. However, when we do drink fresh fruit juice it should be done slowly... mouthful by mouthful because we must let it mix with our saliva before swallowing it. Most of us will be surprised when our friends tell us how radiant we look if we drink fruit juice and enjoy eating nothing but fruit for 3-days to cleanse our body.
KIWI: This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of 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 risks of colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
STRAWBERRY: Strawberries have one of the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.
ORANGE: Taking 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.
WATERMELON: Composed of 92% water, it's also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene, the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C and Potassium.
GUAVA AND PAPAYA: They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene which is good for our eyes.
And by the way, it's nice to have a cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion... and once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will then line the intestine, and very soon this will turn into fats and other junk that will be left in the body. It's best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
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