"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Simple Rule to Eating Fruit!

“Fruit is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night.”

It’s amazing the things you can find at a thrift or antique store.  It’s such a thrill to search and leave the store with a few gems.  On a recent trip to a thrift store, I left with two treasures.  The first was a book called “Physiology and Health,” which dates to 1889.  The second was a vintage jumpsuit, similar to ones I used to wear back in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.  Now I just have to put my finds to good use!
How many of you have heard this proverb, “Fruit is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night?  I never heard of it until I turned to page 15 of my new/old book. It goes on to say that it is a good idea to eat a little fruit before breakfast.  If you eat apples or some other fruits in the evening, it can make a “lump in the stomach” and give us a restless night and bad dreams.  There goes my eating fruit after dinner!  Now I want to expand on this pearl of wisdom......
There is no question that fruits are one of the best things to eat.  Nature has provided fruit to grow on trees or vines so man/animals would be induced to eat them.  In addition, nature has provided for the seeds of fruit to be disseminated.  Man has been ruining the laws of nature especially since the invention of genetically modified organisms.   The seeds of GMO’s are extremely dangerous to human health and should be avoided at all costs.  In fact, a recent study has shown that BT insecticide is now being found in human blood. To read more about GMO’s, please follow this link: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/  When purchasing fruit, please opt for organic!  This is especially important when you are eating the skin of the fruit like an apple.  Unfortunately, too many pesticides are used in the production of fruit today.
Fruits provide crucial water-soluble vitamins that our body’s need everyday such as Vitamin C, the B Vitamins and folic acid.  Our bodies cannot produce these vitamins.  They must be obtained by the foods that we eat.  Fruits are rich in phytonutrients due, in part, to the rich color of their skins.  In addition, fruits contain enzymes that help with the digestive process.  Fruits have natural sugars which are healthy carbohydrates.  If you are a diabetic or are sensitive to sugars, consult your doctor as to which fruits, if any, would be advisable to eat.  This is because some fruits, such as pineapple, have a high glycemic index. 
Fruits do not contain much solid substance.  They have a great deal of juice which is mostly water, which make them very cooling to the body.  That is why it feels great to eat watermelon on a hot summer day.  Of course, only eat fruit when ripe and preferably raw.    In addition, eat fruit that is “in season” and picked fresh.  Fruits lose valuable nutrients after they are picked.  The older the fruit, the less nutrients it will have.  It is a great idea to join a CSA or shop at local farmers’ markets for the freshest produce available.

And now for my second gem…THE JUMPSUIT!  I want to start a movement to BRING BACK THE JUMPSUIT!  So what if you have to reach behind to your back and fumble until you get the zipper down or practically strip until you're completely naked just to go to the bathroom!  It looks great!

I cannot wait to see what I find during my next trip!

Ivison, Blakeman, and Company, 1889, Physiology and Health, New York and Chicago
Mateljan, George, 2007, The World’s Healthiest Foods, Seattle: George Mateljan Foundation


Elinor said...

Love the jumpsuit, Christine, and the very interesting blog on fruits!

Jeanne said...

Great blog as usual, but MC hammer wants his jumpsuit back! ;~)