Fruit Nutrition

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, preparing and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat… and what fruit to purchase. Look at the bar code. The code for the ‘conventionally grown’ banana is 4011. The Organically Grown but Genetically Modified banana is 84011. The Organically Grown and Unadulterated [aka heirloom] banana is 94011. Obviously, the best nutrition is the 9 bar code. Genetic alteration (GMO) depletes the all important enzymes of the fruits and vegetables. The purpose of this is to lengthen the shelf life of produce. Therefore, if you cannot locate heirloom produce it is imperative to supplement digestive enzymes with and even between meals. (SEE ENZYME nutrition)

TOMATO is a fruit. The raw tomato is also quite delicious, but evidently is most nutritionally available to our tissues when consumed in cooked sauces, catsup, and soups. The lycopene is more available in the cooked tomato.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with digestive enzymes and 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 is prevented from doing so by the previous food. 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 fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining – every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc. – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Greying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes – all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

All fruits become alkaline in our body, if consumed in the correct order according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans or bottles.. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavanoids which enhance the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals. It is the safest fruit for diabetics.

ORANGE: Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer. Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never and NEVER ingest more than eight ounces of fresh orange juice in a day. In addition, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, and NEVER ingest orange or grapefruit juice or fruit after twelve noon. It is difficult to digest, even for the hearty digester. Orange or grapefruit before bed will cause digestive distress resulting in tossing, turning and very little comfortable sleep.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is 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. It is a diuretic. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & 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, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes. Every part of the plant is beneficial including the seeds.

(Please take note that Hawaiian Papaya is Genetically Modified. Choose another papaya.)

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this??

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It may seem nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. But consider that the perfect time to drink water in conjunction with a meal is to drink it around thirty minutes before you eat. This triggers the gallbladder to shoot bile into the stomach for important digestion action. However, the cold water following a meal will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion and form a sludge material… Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. This sludge will line the intestine…very soon, this will turn into fats and could lead to cancer. Mucosal plaque can form and line the intestines. It gets as hard as tire rubber and can be difficult to remove and pass. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water, even hot coffee or tea after a meal.