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Breakfast- 1/2 watermelon

Lunch- Medium sized bowl of watermelon, 5 fresh apricots, 5 large bananas

Dinner- 22 fresh apricots, corn from 4 small ears of fresh sweet corn, 2 large tomatoes, chopped fresh chives

Its unusual for me to mix fruits.  For lunch I ate the watermelon first and waited about 15-20 minutes before eating the apricots and then the bananas.  The progression was from less dense to more dense. 

High fruit and low fat works well for me.  This week at the Raw Health and Happiness Society meeting it was pointed out that when people have difficulties with fruit it is usually because it is not combined properly with other foods or the person is also eating a high fat diet.  In the first situation the digestion of fruit is compromised in the digestive system and frequently results in fermentation and putrefaction in the alimentary canal.  In the second situation, a high fat diet inhibits the efficient transport of sugar into the cells where it is used as essential fuel, vital to all bodily processes.  This unutilized sugar accumulates in the blood and causes problems.  It's very important to understand that this problem is a result of high fat consumption and not a result of consuming too much fruit. 

Ideally, we eat fruit alone and we combine nuts, avocados and other healthy raw fat foods with vegetables, not fruit.  Implementing these concepts will help you to receive the optimal benefit from fruit, natures perfect food.

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Tonight, not wanting to experience the same sad empty feeling that I felt last night, I attempted to preempt it.  I ate the apricots first and then I prepared and ate the corn and tomatoes.  So now there's no doubt that I've eaten enough and if the sad empty feelings come, then bring 'em on!

img_0168_edited.jpgP.S.  After dinner I noticed that in a raw food kitchen even the garbage is colorful and vibrant!

 

Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 01:21PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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Way to go Stephen. I'm eating mostly fruit and no veggies for a few days. It feels fantastic.

Roger
August 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRoger Haeske

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