2011/09/19

Daily tip #16| Fruit

The word 'fruit' itself sounds healthy, so how healthy are fruits exactly?

I can tell you, fruit is the best source of natural sugar and it is packed with vitamins which top any other food. That's great in itself, but fruits are even more than than, they have anti-oxidants, fruits are pre-digested also, making it easier for your stomach to digest. Fruits also have a lot of water, and you know how important water is, right?


Fruits are wonderful- Oh wait, I'm not done yet, fruits also have fibers, necessary for good digestion. Fruits are really wonderful, aren't they? They've been around far more than humans have, and before the whole post-processed food era, fruits were the only sweet thing, why were they sweet? Our sweet sense developed for the sole purpose of eating sugars, which gives our bodies energy, fruits have sugars, and that's why they're sweet.



Now something about fruit allergies.. Most of people claiming they have an allergy to some fruit, are probably eating fruit the wrong way. Fruits contain simple sugars which require almost no digestion, unlike foods with fat or protein. If you eat fruits after a meal, the sugar won't get digested quickly, since your stomach is obviously working down on that fat and protein, which means the sugars of the fruit you ate then begin to ferment, you might experience digestive problems after that. The fruit will be the one to take the blame, while in reality people should know this very simple stuff. Just eat fruit alone, ten to twenty minutes before a meal is fine, the sugars will have went through already.


Fruit is alkanine forming. Meaning it's ready to eat with no need of post-processing. Let me ask you something now, since fruits are really really sweet, aren't they bad for you teeth? Maybe all athletes have bad teeth? Think about it, maybe look up what I wrote before. Nothing yet? Okay, I'll let you in on it, fruits do have a lot of sugar, but since water and fibers come along with the sugars, they clean your mouth while you're eating fruits. That's pretty cool, right? Fruit can damage your teeth though, dried fruit, specifically. Dried food has no water, obviously, that's why it's dry, right? Which means that it'll stick to your teeth and gums, which ofcourse will greatly increase the chance of tooth decay.


Acids in fruits can also have an effect on your teeth and encourage enamel erosion and the decay of your teeth, those would be the citrus and not fully riped fruits. If you're having trouble with your teeth, I suggest you rinse your mouth with water after eating those kinds of fruits.


Another thing fruits are amazing for is.. Diabetics can eat it. Fruit does not cause diabetes, diabetes is caused by high-fat foods and possibly some genetics, which will give you insulin sensitivity.


Let's talk about potassium too, bananas. There's a big difference between artificial potassium, and the naturally occuring one. Usually a supplement is not allowed to have more than 99 mg. of potassium, if you had 200 mg of artificial potassium, you'd be in the hospital, or, not, if you live alone. But just three bananas.. Guess. You didn't guess right. They have 1,200mg of potassium. That sounds so deadly, right? Shouldn't bananas be illegal? Well, no. As I said, there's a big difference between artificial and naturally occuring potassium, I see a lot of people scared of the potassium in bananas, don't be afraid, eat away!


I hope this broadened your view on fruits. They trully are wonderful, older than humans foods.

25 comments:

Hasidic Plumber said...

I love eating fruit. Every day i have breakfast with strawberries, blueberries and bananas, cut thinly and mixed with granola.
But i love every fruit, specially watermelon and mango. There is nothing tastier that fresh fruit :D

Red Reiding Hood said...

Great tips! Eating fruit is no problem for me, I love it!

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My 2 Pesos said...

I need to eat more of them. :/

CHULALA said...

i so need to eat more coz im a mass builder..
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Ruth said...

I love fruit. I've always found that I and others around me are way more likely to eat it when it has been prepared (like in kebabs or salad), so I try to do that when I'm making lunch for my younger brother. I guess it's just too much effort to peel an orange or bite into a full apple or whatever.

Deidre said...

Yum! Fruit! I definitely need to eat more fruit, but I find it a little challenging because I refuse to buy non-organic fruit and thus I can only eat what is in season.

ChazWellington said...

never thought about fruit for their water source. good point

Max Power said...

i fucking lovrr fruit, even when its not that sweet. does anyone remember back in the day fruit tasted sweeter. Now fruit doesn't taste so good anymore. Anywyas, I grow lemons and cherries and apricots and I buy grapes and bananas all the time. Fruit FTW!

Milky said...

I love fruit and greek yoghurt.. nomnom

Adam said...

<3 Pineapple

Lot's Wife said...

I like putting fruit on my pancakes so I have something to brush off...

1904 Blogger said...

i looooove a good bowl of fruit with my dinner after a nice good work out

R.gers said...

My favorite fruit has to be those really sweet pears. Yellow skin, really crunchy. I think they are called Snow Pears?

Gizmo said...

I eat fruit after every meal, usualy apple or bannana

Mirela said...

Thank you!!!! Wow i must say you have an amazing blog! ;) LOve it..

Ana Cristina Martínez said...

I love fruit! I´ve got a lots of fruit all home-grown.
Raspberries,strawberries,apples...and more
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DWei said...

You sound like my parents, they're always trying to get me to eat more fruit.

I could go for some strawberries right now though...

Kid Shuffle said...

Very well done, and I'm eating an apple as we speak!

GADAFINY said...

got to eat more fruit

Movies on my Mind said...

I'm so poor when it comes to eating fruit. I find fruit kinda boring. I mean, I'm at the gym three times a week, but the whole fruit thing is beyond me.

Your blog is really good.

my day in a sentence said...

Everybody loves fruit! :)

BDTC said...

Hell yes, a nutritional guide :OOOO
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DEZMOND said...

as a vegetarian I eat tones of fruit every day! Great post!

Lord Phrozen said...

I want to eat fruits but the only ones I can enjoy eating are bananas and mangoes. The rest kills my taste buds. I sometimes try to force myself to eat them but it never ended successfully.

Jay said...

yup, i prefer fruits over candies; just as sweet but healthy too! :D

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