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The Correct Way to Eat Fruits

Eating Fruits the right way goes a long way towards detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?
-Eat them on an empty stomach
-Don't eat them after your meals!

Eating 'dessert' in the form of fruits has become a habit in many cultures. Not many people realise, however, that eating fruits after meals cause the food to ferment, which in turn causes bloating, or gas. If you eat two slices of bread, for example, followed by a slice of fruit, it will be difficult for the fruit to go straight through the stomach and into the intestines. The moment the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. The fruit mixes with other foods and putrefy them, producing gas. Hence you bloat.

If you burp after eating water-melon, or feel like running to the toilet every time you eat a banana, it's time to eat your fruit on an empty tummy!

According to researcher Dr. Herbert Sehlton, acidic fruits such orange and lemon become alkaline in our body, so there's no worry about fruits being 'too acidic' when taken on an empty stomach.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans, nor those heated up. Cooking fruits (think banana fritters, jackfruit porridge) destroys all the vitamins, hence eating them don't do much good because all you get is the taste, but not the nutrients.

Drink your fresh fruit juice slowly, mouthful by mouthful, letting it mix with your saliva before swallowing. But of course, eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.

Fruit Fast Body Cleansing
Cleanse you Body with a 3-day fruit fast. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprise when your friends tell you how radiant you look! During the fruit fast you can eat fruits, prepare them in salad forms or in whatever way to make them more interesting.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight is in your hands. Greying hair, balding, nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes could all be avoided and cured if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

Source: www.food-med.com eat fruits

Maybe it sounds too good to be true but all you have to do to maintain your ideal weight is to eat fruit every day. Fruit benefit many people wanting to lose weight. After all, it is one of the most healthy and natural foods. Fruit contains a large number of vitamins and minerals. It has also been shown that eating the whole fruit or juice is best to gain the benefits rather than taking supplements to provide each nutrient separately.

We should eat at least 5 pieces of fruit every day in order to gain the full health benefits of eating fruit.

If you are eating about one-third of the diet as fruit and vegetables, you should notice rapid weight loss because fruit consumption helps fill the stomach faster. By doing this, it encourages less high calorie foods to be consumed. Also, fruit is also low in sodium so they help reduce the chance of gaining weight because of water retention.

Source: MunFitnessBlog.Com

If you are looking for a local fruit this season to binge on guava is probably the best choice. Abundantly available, it is far more reasonable than all those exotic foreign fruits that are stacked up at the fruit stalls.

There are many benefits of this beautiful green fruit. Guavas are a good source of vitamins, fibres and minerals and have high amounts of Vitamin C compared to other fruits. It treats bleeding nose, gums and minor internal haemorrhaging as well as -would you believe it-male infertility! It is an effective antioxidant because of the presence of Vitamin C and other phytonutrients such as caretenoids, isoffavonoids and polyphenols.

The fruit also helps in preventing age related chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's, cancer, cataracts, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It also lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels due to the presence of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibres.

Going Bananas!
If there was any fruit that is universally accepted as a complete food it is the banana. For many Bangladeshis, bananas are like staple fruit, it is the best and often, cheapest way to fill the stomach. Thus bananas are available everywhere from the roadside stall to the fruit shops and bazaars. In Bangladesh there are quite a few varieties of bananas -shagor, shobri, champa etc. each having a distinct taste. For instance the shagor kola can be quite sweet with a light tinge of sour when semi-ripe while the shobri is smooth and sweet and champa which are small in size are sweet and sour.

But this ubiquitous fruit has innumerable health benefits which make itnumber one on the list this Ramadan.

Bananas help to retain calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen - all of which then work to build sound and regenerated tissues. Banana also boosts metabolism.

The yellow fruit is used as a dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and blandness. It is the only raw fruit, which can be eaten without distress in chronic ulcer cases. It neutralises the over-acidity of the gastric juices and reduces the irritation of the ulcer by coating the lining of the stomach. Ripe banana are highly beneficial in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, being bland, smooth, easily digestible and slightly laxative. They relieve acute symptoms and promote the healing process.

Bananas are of great value in constipation and diarrhoea as they normalise colonic functions in the large intestine to absorb large amounts of water for proper bowel moments. Their usefulness in constipation is due to their richness in pectin, which is water-absorbent and this gives them a bulk producing ability. They also possess the ability to change the bacteria in the intestines - from the harmful type of bacilli to the beneficial acidophilus bacilli.

Mashed banana together with little salt is a very valuable remedy for dysentery. Ripe bananas are also very useful in dysentery of children, but they should be thoroughly mashed and beaten to cream before use in these cases.

Bananas are useful in the treatment of arthritis and gout. A diet of bananas only for three or four days is advisable in these conditions. The patient can be given to eat eight or nine bananas daily during this period and nothing else.

Being high in iron content, bananas are beneficial in the treatment of anemia. They stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood.

Bananas are valuable in kidney disorders because of their low protein and salt content and high carbohydrate content.

Even the juice in banana stems is useful and can be taken to cure urinary disorders as it helps the functioning of the kidney and liver.

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