Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fruit days

I'm a fruit person. I've always had at least an apple a day, but certainly more than 2. Last year, while reading about raw food, I discovered just how healthy it is to have one cleansing day when one eats only fruit. It keeps your blood sugar at a normal level, while also supplying you with vitamins, enzymes, fibers and proteins (however little quantity). At the same time, they're easily digested and aid the cleansing process of the body by not creating additional work for the liver and supplying the necessary nutrition for the body to function properly. Considering the amount of toxins we burden ourselves with (meat/ eggs/ milk - I cringe at the thought about animals' diet of food supplements and antibiotics - alcohol, beauty products, the environment, etc.), having a day when we can take a breath and let our system recover sounds like a very basic thing to do. Some may say that we adapt. Maybe! Sometimes our cells mutate though and by the time we notice, it's time to visit a doctor. I'm not saying that a day would save us from health issues either. But it's a start and while I'm at it, make them two! So, I pronounce that this blog's fruit days are Wednesday and Friday!

How do you feel about having a fruit day?


  1. I love fruit. We all should eat more fruit... so good for ya.

  2. I love fruit - I'm always happy when Christmas time comes because it can only mean one thing - sweet, delicious clementines for a few months!

    I'm not sure if I could handle a whole day of nothing but fruit, but there's a lot to be said for such detoxifications I think. Perhaps for me I'd stick to maybe 3 days of lots of fruit and vegetables, uncooked olive oil, things like whole-grain rice etc, cut out meat entirely during that time, though I don't eat all that much anyway :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday :)

    Charles @ FiveEuroFood.com

  3. Absolutely! I go for the oranges then, but I get your point. :) Gotta love that every season has its fruit palate.

    Your version of the detox sounds pretty nice as well. I've been doing the fruit version every once in a while for about a week after I read an article about health benefits of such detoxications and got hooked up (http://en.emilova.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=9). It's amazing how energized one feels. Together with a relative, we're using it instead of medicine, when having colds. I was surprised how effective it is! Still, it's not recommended to be abused. :)

    My pleasure... it's a very interesting blog! :)

  4. This looks amazing and so gorgeous! Fabulous blog you have, so glad to be your newest follower! xoxo

  5. Thanks, Kelly! Much appreciated! :) I'm also checking in on your blog and I'm very impressed!