It’s the simple things in life!
I love fruit!
I really couldn’t be happier eating fruit! When and how to eat fruit always seems to be a topic but not really for me. I just came off eating raw vegan for one month and honestly, fruit saved the day… and that’s any day.. any time.. for me! Each person is different though. I tend to eat fruit for breakfast, in smoothies, after working out and generally as a light snack before bed. Yes.. I eat a lot- anywhere from 6- 9 meals a day. Not the “Standard American Diet” (SAD) meals but just meals… mini meals… snacks– however you want to put it. I feel this style of eating is critical to my health and newfound metabolism.
Fruit is often said to be best when eaten alone. I will agree with that for the most part although if you want to combine a few fruits in a shake as opposed to eating a McDonalds make-believe burger for lunch.. hey.. you get it right? It’s all relative. My low sugar (diet) friends love to argue with me on the fruit topic because they view it as sugar. I would say that if you have serious sugar issues that you may want to watch the fruits that you eat and not over do anything but my friends.. they argue it from purely a diet standpoint and not one connected with disease. I will say for the most part- fruit is natures food- it’s alkaline- and it has the fiber necessary to slow down those sugars. It’s a perfect food if you ask me.
This is a typical breakfast for me. Usually I will eat the fruit first and then a few moments later my “bread” type food. Before going raw vegan this would always be Ezekiel bread or an arepa. I have been really good at not relying on those anymore- not as long as I have my dehydrated healthy granola around or my favorite raw banana nut bread that I get at Lifethyme on 6th Avenue!. My goal now is 80% raw so I’ll save my 20% for a wrap later in the day or a cooked grain!.
Disclaimer: The information given here is for educational purposes only. You should not use this to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider.
[Tuesday August 7th 2012 blog]