Does It Matter How I Drink My Fruit Juices?
Have you ever heard people complain about the following?
Every time I eat water-melon I burp or whenever I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc…
Did you know that those things would not actually happen if you ate the fruit on an empty stomach?
You see, the fruit will mix with the other food you’ve eaten and will produce gas as a result and hence you will bloat!
In fact, Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes – all these will usually not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.
Also, there is no such thing as some fruits, like oranges and lemons are acidic, because according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did much research on this matter, all fruits become alkaline in our body.
Recently we asked the question “Is There A Correct Way To Eat Fruits?” in which we explored how fast fruits digest and what happens when you mix fruits with other foods. (If you have not checked out that post, click the above link and do so first.)
Now let’s explore Fruit Juice…
Does it matter how I drink my fruit juices?
Well, there are a few things that we want to be aware of when it comes to our fruit juices…
Things like… we should only drink fresh fruit juices, NOT from the cans or jars.
In fact, you actually never want to drink juice that has been heated up… or fruits for that matter because what happens is you end up not getting any of the nutrients at all, the nutrients are ruined and you end up only getting the taste.
What I mean is cooking or heating the fruit actually destroys all the vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, glyconutrients and more.
However, what you want to know is that eating a whole fruit is really good for you and can be much better for you than drinking any type of processed, pasteurized or heated juice.
So… If you do drink any fruit juice (which you should) what you want to do is:
- Drink fresh fruit juices only. The kind that you juice yourself with fresh, organic, seasonal fruits.
- Drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
Did you know that you can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body?
That’s right… All you want to do is just eat fruits and drink fresh fruit juice throughout the 3 days. You will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look as a result. There is a diet that is only fruit in which the followers call themselves Fruit-itarians.
In the meantime… Here are a few fruits and some of the benefits they contain… Eat and drink away on all of these.
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 & flavonoids which enhances 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.
ORANGE: Sweet medicine… Eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer according to some sources.
WATERMELON: The 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 anti-oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.
GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; which is good for your eyes.
To Your Health and Well-Being,