Fruit: friend or foe?

Fruit: friend or foe?

After last week’s post I got a lot of questions about fruit, sugar and the whole fructose content.

Should you avoid fruits to lower your sugar consumption? It all depends, if I am working with clients that want to see results (not only in their waist but also on their energy levels and moods) I come up with a plan that eliminates fruits, and then re-incorporates them in a way that works for them and their metabolism. For other clients, cutting down on processed sugars is all they need to see a difference in their bodies and minds.

I personally love fruits, I think that when consumed right they are a perfect food. Read closely, when consumed right is the key here.

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Fruits are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, anti-carcinogenics and the list could go on for a while. Some fruits are even considered super foods, like goji-berries, cacao and aloe (to name a few); they pack so much nutritional power that they exceed what other fruits provide. So yes, I love fruits. Especially for kids, teens and elders. People who suffer from candidiasis, diabetes and other specific conditions should pay close attention to the amounts and types of fruits they consume.

Fruits have cleansing properties too, when you eat them on an empty stomach (the only way fruit should be eaten) they are digested in less than 30min moving through the intestines and taking a lot of toxins and waste with them.

So go ahead have a piece of fruit on an empty stomach. The best thing is to have them upon rising, or after 3 hours of eating any other food. Want to learn more on how to incorporate fruit into your diet and without letting it become a “sugar hazard” e-mail me, I can help you come up with a plan that will work wonders for you.

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morning glory

morning glory

Since I bought my lovely (and very useful) vitamix, I and the rest of the CasaHealthy family have been enjoying a morning treat. Our deliciously-green-vitamin&enzyme-pack smoothie. yum. So GOOD. We all drink it and love it. I can swear to you since it became a part of our morning ritual there have been no more colds-flues-or-anykind ofsickness. And the girls in the house are enjoying really fast growing nails and shiny hair.

Have you tried a fresh-smoothie lately? Give it a go. It is a great way to pack on vitamins and nutrients in an easy, and super fast delicious way.

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