Working at Urban Projuice everyday making juices and smoothies for customers I am shocked to see how many people ask for no dates in smoothies, no apples in juices and is there any sugar in these raw cakes?
Sometimes I feel like exploding and telling them all about fruit and why it is so good for you. But I bite my tongue and make them what they ask for.
I am speaking from someone who was severely fructose intolerant and looked pregnant after eating fruit once upon ago.. It was horrible. However I overcame it over time, cleaning out my digestive system and healing it naturally by slowly introducing fruit back into my life.
So why is everyone afraid of fruit?
I remember when I was restricting calories back in the day, I was only allowed to eat 1-2 pieces of fruit a day… It was nuts!
I would get myself the biggest apple I could find and chop it into the thinnest slices possible and chew every single bite for as long as I could so it wouldn’t end. It was my favourite part of my day.
Crazy I know. But the sad thing is that so many people are still in the mindset that fruit will make you fat. Its totally not true.
Fruit sugar for one is very different to highly processed sugar. Fruit contains fibre which makes the sugar digested an absorbed into the blood stream at a slower rate than highly processed, concentrated sugar.
Have you ever seen a fruitarian? Yes someone who eats predominately fruit. They are probably some of the healthiest, leanest people on the planet. I follow these gorgeous humans who eat predominately fruit in their diet as do I.
Loni Jane, Freelee the banana girl and the beautiful Fully Raw Kristina!
I have eaten tis way for about 4 years now and have more energy than ever before which is just one of the benefits of eating a high carbohydrate/ fruit diet. I have also never been sick since. I eat massive amounts of food and I never gain weight from eating fruit and carbohydrates in general.
Fruit is perfectly designed for the human body to eat. Fruit contains Water, vitamins and minerals and is made up of fibre that makes us regular. If you don’t go to the toilet regularly your probably not eating enough fruit.
Fruit unfortunately gets blamed for everything. People say the you will get High Blood Sugar from eating too much sugar, which is the cause for diabetes, candida and chronic fatigue.. This is incorrect. In actual fact too much fat in the blood makes it difficult for fruit sugars to get out of our blood, causing high blood sugar. So fat is actually the cause.
I understand that people are scared because I was once too. However you have to listen to your gut. How can fruit be unhealthy? and what would you eat to replace it? Is that healthier? Here are some benefits of eating fruit.
Top 10 Benefits of eating fruit
1. Fruit consists for the larger part of water
As does the human body, we are made up of mostly water.
2. Fruit stimulates the brain & memory
Fruit is the ultimate brain fuel. Fruit has a positive effect on our memory and helps you recall information faster.
There have been incredible stories of people who have healed themselves naturally on a plant based fruit and vegetables diet.
4. Fruit is not expensive
Buying fruit compared to packaged foods is not expensive at all.
5. Fruit is high in fibre
Fruit contains fibre which helps keep your digestive system clean and prevents digestive problems.
6. Fruit is 100% bad cholesterol free
You can only find bad Cholesterol in animal products.
7. Fruit is energizing
Fruit is easy to digest, therefore more energy can go into repair and energy for everyday tasks and exersize.
8. Fruit is ethical
Fruit doesn’t have to be slaughtered to be eaten.
9. Fruit is 100% Natural
Fruit is natural and is grown by mother nature to feed us. It is delicious and healthy at the same time.
10. Fruit is delicious
Yes fruit is sweet and tasty. You will not crave other foods when you eat enough fruit.
There are so many amazing books that explain fruit and fruit sugar that I highly recommend including T Collon Cambell’s Book ‘Whole’ Dr Douglas Graham’s book The 80/10/10 Diet and my book I wrote with Matthew Bate that is to be released very soon ‘365 Days of Wholeness’
Love & Light