Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the most perfect food

this is my first post following one of my twenty ten accomplishments. well i haven't finished reading my new perfect health book, but here is what i have learned so far...
eat more fruit
fruit is essentially the most perfect food. fruit has been getting a bad rap for so many years because of the sugar content...but after reading this book so far, my whole view has changed. for years i have been saying watch out how much fruit you eat because of the sugar content. i believed all that i had heard around me. but after reading the first couple chapters in this book and a few other books, i have come to see that fruit was what we as humans were first eating.

in genesis chapter one verse twenty nine God told adam...i give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. they will be yours for food. if this was given to adam before sin even entered into the world we can assume that is the most perfect food. God must of supplied them with all they needed. for God had not commanded them to eat any animal. only every seed-bearing plant and tree that had fruit. wow. what a revelation, huh?!

so i've added more fruit to my diet. seriously this you would think would be easy, but i don't naturally crave it so i have to consciously tell myself to eat fruit. i think i have eaten more fruit in the past month of my life then i have had in years. sad for my body to have lived all those years without the food that my body was made to digest but good now that i am changing.

here are a few fun facts from my book, perfect health about fruit that i thought you might find interesting...
  • fruit contains all the nutrients we need
  • fruit allows the body to cleanse and repair itself
  • fruit in its natural state appeals to all our senses
  • all fruit leaves an alkaline residue or end product in the body. (this is important for the pH balance of our bodies. we need the alkaline to help regulate our bodies from having too much acid in our body. too much acid in our bodies causes cancer to grow in our bodies in abundance. we aren't talking acid, like what you might think, from an orange, we are talking acid from digestion in our stomach. more on this in a later post)
  • fruit regulates your blood sugar
the author of this book challenges us to eat one meal a day that consists of only fruit. she recommends breakfast, for a number of reasons, but to eat at least two different pieces of fruit and as much as your body craves. don't worry if you eat four bananas she says, your body will regulate as you continue to add more fruit to your diet. oh and don't eat fruit with any other meal. always eat fruit on an empty stomach. the body can use it more and it has less chance of sitting in your stomach fermenting with your other food as your body digests it. fruit takes less time to digest than any other food and is best when eaten alone...or with nuts if you prefer.

so...i challenge you...take an inventory of how much fruit you eat in your diet and if it is not much add more fruit to your diet.

today i am incredibly grateful for...the beautiful day i had with little miss r. we had lunch with a special friend at the garden market (the best place in town) and then r and i headed to our favorite beach spot to and whatever else she could pick up. it was a day i will remember forever.


Nick and Becky said...

YES! Love this post! I have read elsewhere that fruit is great, especially on an empty stomach (as you explain. Funny- I woke up this morning wanting to search for the list of top fruits to buy organic (ones that contain the highest % of pesticides after being sprayed) so that I could buy more fruit! I am going to go in and eat that half of papaya in the fridge now :)
Excited to hear more about this book.
Just for grins - here is the list (top 12 fruits to buy organic):
1. Peaches
2. Strawberries
3. Apples
4. Spinach
5. Nectarines
6. Celery
7. Pears
8. Cherries
9. Potatoes
10. Bell Peppers
11. Raspberries
12. Grapes

tg+sg+rg said...

Yes B! Thanks for the list of top 12 fruits to buy organic! I believe the best way to think about it is, if it something you can "pop" right into your mouth, then it should be organic. Unlike a banana or avocado where you peel. Either way whatever you can buy organic, spend the money, because we are supporting more of the farmers that grow and farm organic. The more we demand organic the more our food will be such! Something I learned from the movie...Food Inc! Rent it, or better yet buy it if you can. It will change how you purchase your food! Thanks for commenting on my post! Hope you all are encouraged to eat better!

Anonymous said...

Any suguestions for those of us locked up in Texas?