The best way to consume fruit is raw, with the skin peeled off on an empty stomach or 20 minutes before other meals. If you're not such a fruit-eater and want to eat more, the best way to start eating fruit is to squeeze fruit juices. In this way you can get used to fruit and after drinking juices for a while you'll see that your appetite to eat raw fruits will increase.
Squeezed fruit is as healthy as eating a piece of raw fruit out of your hand. Unlike many people think there is not a whole lot of fruit flesh lost when you squeeze fruit. This means that your glass of orange juice does contain all the fibers you need!!
These fibers prevent many diseases such as cancer. Fibers stimulate the digestive system. So if you eat a lot of fruit it is not necessary to eat bran or other intestine stimulating products to stimulate this process.
Try to get it into your system: Squeeze those wonder-fruits everyday. Freshly squeezed juices are best. Avoid drinking fruit juice from a can or glass bottle because when the bottle or can is closed the juice is heated and gets an acid structure. Juice from cartons, cans and glass bottles has been pasteurized. This means the juice has been heated (cooked) to kill all the germs. The heating of food changes the enzymes of the food so it looses (some of) its nutritious value. This means you can't substitute freshly squeezed juice by juice from cartons.
- Squeeze at least one fruit drink a day. In this way you eat about 3 to 4
fruits to fulfill your daily need.
- Put some ice cubes in the blender with your juice. This cools your fruit drink quickly in summer.
- Put a little bit of banana in your juice mix and blend it like a milk shake. This gives your fruit drink certain softness and reduces the bitterness (caused by grapefruits for example).
- Take sweet fruits to blend. Use citrus fruits (oranges, red-grapefruits) as a basis and mix it in the blender with the sweet fruit of your choice. You can squeeze a jar of orange juice that you keep in the fridge and blend it with the fruit of your choice when you want to.
It's gonna be a fruit party everyday!! Get started today!!!
Have a great summer!!!