I translated from Italian language this piece I found on my Facebook about why and how we should eat fruit. It has valuable information, the author Valdo Vaccaro will be thrilled to know I reposted it and translated it in English for the convenience of my readers.
“We think that eating fruits means buy, peel, slice it and bring it to the mouth, but it is not so simple and trivial. It is important to know how and when to eat fruit.
So what is the correct way to eat fruit?
The first rule is not to eat fruit at the end of a meal, but always on an empty stomach. Learning to eat lot of fruits in the right way, will play a fundamental role in the detoxification of the body system and put at your disposal an enormous amount of useful energy to lose any overweight and improve all the body functions.
The Most Important Human Food
If you eat two slices of bread and then a piece of fruit, you will ruin a perfect mechanism. The fruit portion is ready to go directly into the small intestine, in the duodenum, but is prevented from taking that path as those slices of bread retain the fruit in the stomach, thus the entire meal is transformed into a loaded bolus of acid fermentation. You should definitely eat fruit separately or at least before meals and not at the end.
People Make Mistakes And Then Blame Fruit
I hear complains like “Every time I eat watermelon I feel like burping”, or “If I eat a banana I run to the bathroom,” and other similar amenities, that would never be said if we paid more attentions. It is necessary that in its path down the stomach, fruit doesn’t find undigested food of previous meals and excessively prolonged digestions. These factors will rotten fruit and everything in the stomach, creating gas and intestinal swelling.
There Is No Acidifying Fruit
White hair, hair loss, nervous crisis, dark circles under the eyes and other such things would not happen if we learn to consume our food elective in the right way, that is with a free stomach. There is no fruit in the world able to acidify the body, not even lemons and oranges. To the contrary they are the best there is to alkalize our system and avoid the use of antacids, which are extremely expensive in terms of enzymes and internal energy.
The Secret Of Beauty And Health
According to the World Food greatest scholar of all time Dr. Herbert Shelton, if you learn the correct way to nourish yourself with fruit, you will automatically have at your disposal the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness while maintaining a constant weight.
Packages, Bottles And Cans
If you feel like drinking a juice, don’t ever get pasteurized juice in cans and bottles, the taste might be similar or even identical to that of the fruit, but totally devoid of nutrients. The heat of the pasteurizing process makes an authentic massacre of vitamins and micronutrients and the addition of any synthetic vitamins make juices even more poisonous.
In any case consuming fruit as it is, would be the best solution, since even during blending process the quality gets lost, especially if consumption doesn’t happen immediately. The squeezed juice needs to be drunk slowly and in small sips, using mouth muscles and saliva, in other words, chew your juice rather than swallowing it.
Three Days Only Fruit
To clean up the body you can always opt for a semi-fasting 3-day fruit only diet. Just consume only fruit and fresh juice from morning to evening for 3 days and you will see your friends and family’s reaction, who will notice how much radiant health your face emanates!
What Is The Best Fruit?
Kiwi is small but powerful and concentrated; it has a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. The content of vitamin-C in a kiwi is double than in the orange.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. That is very true. Although it is low in vitamin-C apple contains antioxidants and flavonoids, which, like ascorbic acid, lower the risk of colon cancer and heart disease.
Strawberries are the protective fruit, powered as anti-oxidants and specific action against those free radicals that cause vascular blockages and inflammations. Orange’s protective action is the best. This is alternative, sweet and natural medicine. A handful of oranges a day clears colds and rhinitis, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones and eliminates the risk of bowel cancer.
Watermelon is the best thing to satisfy thirst. Made of 92% water, watermelon is nature packaged with a giant dose of glutathione to give a charge to the immune system. It is also a source of lycopene, the highest anti-oxidant and anti-cancer found in nature. In watermelon there are vitamin C, potassium and a lot of valuable biological water to recount our stagnant bodily water. Melons are considered its best and delicious cousins, strictly not to mix with other food.
Guava and papaya deserve the scepter for vitamin-C, being by far the fruit that contain the largest quantity of vitamin-C. Guava is also rich in vegetable fiber, which is essential to prevent constipation. Papaya also contains carotene, which is useful for the eyes, and the famous papain, great for aiding digestion.
Fructose And Sucrose
Fresh juice means fructose, it has nothing to do with common sucrose, which is authentic poison and also it has nothing to do with synthetic fructose, also negative for the health. Natural fructose is only found in fresh fruits and uncooked honey, mixed with natural glucose, which is its isomer (made by the same basic elements but with different chemical properties, due to structural and molecular diversity). The fructose is formed in the inversion of sucrose by hydrolysis; it has higher sweetening power than sucrose. Fructose is indicated for diabetics, but sucrose is not.
The best source of natural sugar for children is definitely found in fresh grape juice, dates and figs are the second sources of natural fructose. To obtain the juice from sun-dried figs and dates, slice these fruits and place them in a bowl filled with distilled water. Cover and let it steep overnight. The next day, squeeze the water out of the fruits and drink the juice”.♢
Written by: Valdo Vaccaro
Translated by: Valentina Cirasola
Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer with a passion for kitchens, cooking and extensive knowledge of food. She operates in the USA and Europe. She loves to remodel homes and loves to turn unattractive spaces into castles, but especially loves to design kitchens and wine grottos, outdoor kitchens and outdoor rooms, great rooms and entertainment rooms. Check out her books on