For those of you who are contemplating a high fruits diet, or a high vegetable and fruits diet, you might have questions about what exactly does it mean when you say ‘high fruit’?
Perhaps for those folks who either currently live in the U.S. or have visited previously, have heard the phrase ‘5 a day’ in relation to eating fruits and vegetables. The ‘5 a day’ phrase was coined some years back in order to encourage people to eat at least 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day. Today that phrase has been outdated, along with the previous 2005 government’s daily dietary recommendations for fruits and vegetables. New terminology and phrases have replaced the old, most likely in light of the serious health problems that are plaguing western nations such as the U.S. Cancers, diabetes and heart disease, serious illnesses that a vast majority of people living in the U.S. are experiencing with little true healing being offered within the field of medicine. The percentages of those who have life-threatening illnesses, living in the U.S., have exceeded other western, developed nations. Clearly something needs to change in the typical and traditional western diet.
Is a Fruit and Vegetable Diet the Answer?
The U.S. government has now changed their old slogan, to their new recommendation along with the trendy catch phrase “fruits and veggies MORE matters”. In other words, the previously recommended amount of daily fruits and vegetables diet allowance which suggested 5 fruits and veggies / day was just perfect, today tells us that the more fruits and vegetables we eat the better health we’ll have. Well, in my humble opinion, it’s about time some adjustments are being recommended, although this is common sense, but let’s hope that people will take note and change their diet.
Independent, government and University research has been conducted rather extensively on many health issues, with conclusive results that always point to including far more fruits and vegetables into the diet than the previously suggested number of 5 a day. So, with that said, what is a high fruits diet exactly?
Eat as much as you can and then eat a little extra, like fresh vegetable juicing with a little apple and lemon added in. When it comes to recommending fruit juices, personally I like to steer clear of those, simply because fruit contains too much natural sugar. When fruit is juiced, it’s like taking a highly concentrated dose of sugar, or fructose; and this is not very healthy for a person.
Fresh vegetables should be juiced, fresh fruits eaten fresh, whole and raw not juiced. That’s my own personal rule of thumb.
Those are some of my suggestions for a high fruits diet, or high vegetable and fruit diet.
- stick to the basics,
- eat as much and many fruits and vegetables as you can
- eat a good variety
- juice the veggies if possible,
- eat your fruit fresh, organic and whole.
Health is waiting for you, and as a matter of fact, it will even come running to meet you when you change a few old eating habits to renegade new healthier ones with your fruit and vegetable diet.