What is a Fruitarian?

Fruitarianism or Fruitarian

What is a Fruitarian?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the value of a raw foods diet. A raw food diet consists primarily of uncooked, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, sprouts, seaweed, nuts, and juices. It’s a vegetarian diet, but one that rejects any animal products. Its central tenet is that cooking and processing take out the majority of essential vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients that our bodies evolved to thrive on.

Fruitarians, as the word implies, eat primarily fruits, with nuts and grains as well. A fruitarian diet also includes foods like tomatoes or avocados, which are fruits. Fruitarians or Fruitarianism is a subset of Veganism.

Fruit is nourishing and refreshing for your health. It doesn’t clog the body’s vital arteries; better still, it actually flushes and cleanses. A fruit diet also lightens our bodies and spirits, in line with the general lightening of our planetary vibration rate which many higher sources tell us is taking place at this time.

You need to eat carefully if you choose a fruitarian diet because it can be more of a challenge to get enough essential protein in your diet. A fruitarian eats nothing which has been killed or stolen. That supplants meat, dairy, and plants with the thousands of fruit and nut combinations on the planet. E.g., a fruitarian can eat an avocado sandwich, a coconut milkshake or the purest coconut ice cream made from the milk and meat of the fruit, veggie burgers made of lentil or bean paste or tofu, a succotash of corn, limas, peas, and tomatoes, sweets made with pure maple syrup or date sugar, pecan pies made with fruit sugars, fruit shakes made of a mixture of orange and banana, pear and peach, pomegranate, papaya, and plum. A pizza of tofu, tomato, and pepper (not pepperoni), salads of tomato, cucumber, green and red peppers (but not lettuce, cabbage, or celery), nut butters such as almond butter or tahini, hummus {chickpea paste}. In other words, fruitarian may eat fruits 99.9% of the time, but occasionally do indulge in the delicacies of other food groups.

Fruitarianism

Phyto is the greek word for plant. Phytonutrients are nutrients from plants. Phytonutrients can provide significant benefits for humans who eat plant foods. Phytonutrient-rich foods include colorful fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. These are powerful disease preventing compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that strengthen immunity and help the body function properly and heal itself. There are other ways to get your daily dosage of fruit and veggies. Blendfresh is a quick and easy way to get all the nutrients your body needs.

Each serving of Blendfresh™ fusions offers more than 2,000 unique phytonutrients. Add one serving of each Blendfresh™ fusion to get more than 8,000 unique phytonutrients. You would have to eat nearly 50 different fresh fruits and vegetables to get the same health benefits! Not impossible, but difficult to do! BlendFresh is brought to you by the good folks over at Blendtec the high-end blender makers. Comparable to a Vitamix Professional Blender. I have used both and found that the Vitamix is a better blender. But not by a large margin as both have their strengths and weaknesses.

 

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A Woman’s Basics on Healthy Eats

A Woman’s Basics on Healthy Eats

Women of this generation face more demands. They’re no longer just home builders, but are also expected to have a successful career, maintain a balance between home life and having a healthy social network.

That’s just a couple of the things. On top of it all though, in these fitness-conscious times, women are also expected to stay healthy and maintain a fit figure. With the numerous food options available for women who want to lose some weight my maintaining a healthy, women-friendly diet.

Women are at a higher risk for particular diseases like osteoporosis, and therefore require more of certain kinds of foods. Here’s a basic list of healthy food items you might want to stock up on to ensure you get what your body needs.

Yogurt

You must have passed the dairy lane at one time or another. Chances are, you skipped it, thinking of the many carbohydrate and calorie-laden temptations in that area. Well, next time you do visit the grocery store, don’t hesitate to pass by the dairy lane, and make sure to pick up a couple cups of yogurt – make sure to get the low-fat version.

This healthy concoction of fermented milk, often made more interesting with the addition of sweeteners or fruits to offset its naturally sour taste, is already a popular health food.

Aside from its benefits in aiding proper digestion, the contents of yogurt are also high in calcium, a bone-building and strengthening nutrient – something that women of any age must have more of. Studies also show that yoghurt contains a considerable amount of protein, which can help in women’s weight loss efforts as well as in facilitating healthier aging.

A Woman’s Basics on Healthy Eats
You can grow you own vegetables to make sure you food it truly organic.

Tomatoes

This common fruit can be found in most kitchens, making it a very accessible health food for women.  It can be used in pasta sauces, salads, and a variety of other dishes. Fortunately, tomatoes are also widely popular for their lycopene content, and based on observations done on 40,000 women, eating food rich with this can help one avoid cardiovascular diseases.

Based on these observational studies, it was also said that lycopene in tomatoes can also help prevent breast and cervical cancers.

Salmon

There surely are a lot of fishes in the sea, and most of them are basically good for a person’s health. So what’s so special with the salmon? Fatty fish like the salmon contains a considerably healthy amount of omega 3 acids that can help one prevent a variety of illnesses like joint pain, hypertension, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, and even depression.

For women though, especially for those who are pregnant, the omega 3 in salmon is essential in building the nervous system and the brain. It can also help expectant mothers avoid post-partum blues. Women who are in their forties and are more prone to heart problems can also benefit from salmon’s omega 3 elements.

Cranberry Juice

Fruit juices, especially if prepared from fresh fruits, are generally healthy.  So what’s so special with cranberry juice that it’s so well-recommended for women?

Cranberry juice contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanins which helps prevent bacteria from sticking to bladder walls, which in turn can help prevent or heal urinary tract infections that are common in women.

To also help with your weight loss plan, make sure to get the unsweetened version if buying from the grocery store, or better yet, go for the fresh version.

If you are looking for a great book on Clean Healthy Eating. Check out The Clean Food Diet by Jonathan Vine available on Amazon.com

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7 Healthy Foods For Women

http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20410312,00.html

 

 

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