20 October 2010

Eat your fruits and veggies...


In a book I'm reading by Rory Freedman, she states the following about eating fruit, "Fruit is, quite possibly, the most perfect food in existence. It is unique in that it barely requires any work to be digested. High in enzymes, it effortlessly passes through the body, supplying carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and cancer-fighting tannins and flavonoids. Because it is made up of mostly water, fruit hydrates the body and aids in cleaning, detoxifying, and elimination. Fruit works best when eaten alone because is so easily and quickly digested. When we eat fruit with other foods, it cannot pass through our bodies as quickly. So it rots and ferments in our stomachs. This can cause burping, bloating, and heartburn." Rory goes on to recommend eating fruit on an empty stomach, preferably the first meal of the day, and waiting thirty minutes before eating anything else.
So eat your fruit, yo!
And here's a little video to encourage you to do so..



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