Saturday, May 22, 2010

Amazingness of Fruit :)

Here is a great little article I found on about Fruit and the awesome benefits! Enjoy!


Fruit was man’s first food in the Garden of Eden and today, with all the environmental and lifestyle challenges, we need more fruit, not less, in our diets. Yet there seems to be a genuine fear of eating fruit amongst the confused public. Some believe it will make them fat, others think that it will upset their blood sugar and another lot think that fruit is difficult to digest. These are all myths!

Let’s look at why fruit is so important to our health and well-being:

  • Fruit is the only food that meets all our nutritional requirements.
  • It has no adverse effects on health, unlike almost all other food. This means that you can eat as much as you like!
  • Fruit has a high nutrient-per-calorie density, meaning that you get more bang for you calorie.
  • Fruit leaves an alkaline residue in the bloodstream. This helps maintain the body’s pH balance.
  • Fruit digests easily because the nutrients are already in their most simple form.
  • The nutrients in fruit are presented in synergestic ratios and can therefore be easily and effectively absorbed and utilized by the body.
  • Fruit is high in fiber, both soluble and insoluble; once again in synergestic ratios.
  • The sugar in fruit is unrefined and, together with the fiber, help to stabilize blood sugar. This in turn helps with mood swings, depression and sugar cravings. In fact, if you’re eating a lot of fruit you will not crave sugary foods like cakes and candy.
  • Fruit has been found to heal Type 2 diabetes and Insulin Resistance (and with it PCOS).
  • Fruit contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals (even calcium and iron), healthy fats, and phyto-chemicals.
  • The protein in fruit (yes, all fruits contain protein) is already in its most simple form – that of amino acids – and is ready to be absorbed and assimilated.
  • It is the best food to eat when your body is trying to cleanse itself. Because it’s so easy to digest, your body has a lot more energy available to do its cleaning and restoring.
  • Fruit in its natural state is appealing to all our senses – it looks good, tastes good and feels good.
  • Eating a lot of fruit boosts the immune system.
  • Fruit is vital for the proper functioning of the endocrine (hormonal) system, which impacts fertility and weight loss.
  • Fruit will give you a healthy, blemish-free skin.
  • Eating lots of fruit will diminish and eventually eliminate PMS.
  • Fruit has a high water content.
  • Fruit powerfully protects against all degenerative and auto-immune diseases. In fact, the more fruit you eat, the least likely you are to develop cancer.
  • Fruit is packed with anti-oxidants and slows down aging.
  • Fruit will keep your intestinal tract healthy and rich in beneficial bacteria, which creates the perfect environment for the manufacture of Vitamin B12 (yes, that’s right, most people are able to make their own B12!)