Posted by: Lady Elizabeth | June 6, 2008

Fruit.

fruit

 

Fruit: Noun

         

  • S: (n) fruit (the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant)
  • S: (n) yieldfruit (an amount of a product)
  • S: (n) fruit (the consequence of some effort or action) “he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies”

Verb

So we’ve pretty much always been told to eat our vegitables when we were young, but it’s important that we remember to eat our fruits too! Our bodies require a natural sugar to add balance, and a smile :).
The doctor won’t tell you that you should have 5-9 pieces of fruit per day… but thats because “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has somewhat of a huge truth to it. Really, you do need more fruit then you are likely getting. And if you want to really treat yourself than make sure its organic!
Let me tell you why it is so important that you have your fruit. First off, most people do not hydrate themselves enough. As you probably know, but haven’t realized for the most part, fruit is made up of water as is your body!!!!! A piece of fruit makes it easier to hydrate yourself if you’re one of those people who hate drinking water because of its “plainness.” 
Secondly, fruit stimulates the memory; and if you’re anything like me, you need all the memory you can get!
Next, I don’t know if you know that there is a good cholesterol and a bad cholesterol but there is, and fruit is free of ALL KIND of bad-cholesterol! Yet again, another reason to eat up!
If you took the organic route, then fruit is ESPECIALLY a great idea. After all, fruit is expensive these days, and if you have it organic in your own little orchard or grove (possibly garden if you consider the tomato, cucumber, and more), without all those bad fertilizers and contaminations that they could be subjected to, it can actually be a less expensive, and VERY quality nutrition.
People also say that fruit causes miracles! Fruit promotes healing and is always good when you are sick. Fruit is the most natural food. There are testimonies that people have delivered about the disease that the doctor told them they would die from, or their was no cure for, yet with strict fruit and/or vegetable diets they have walked away cured!
Next, there are the moral reasons that people eat fruits. You must be wondering why? Well, simple. They are vegetarians! And killing something is out of the question. Fruits are healthy, and do not harm anyone. It makes the tree happy, and it makes the person happy.
Fruit is a great form of fiber! Fiber fights against heart disease, and nobody wants heart disease! Tips from the American Heart Association
  • Use up at least as many calories as you take in.
  • Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most, if not all, days. To lose weight, do enough              activity to use up more calories than you eat every day.
  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits.
  • Choose whole-grain, high-fiber foods (25-30 grams = 5-9 fruits).
  • Eat fish at least twice a week.
  • Limit how much saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol you eat.
  • Select fat-free, 1 percent fat, and low-fat dairy products..
  • Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
  • Cut back on beverages and foods high in calories and low in nutrition, such as soft drinks and foods with    added sugar.
  • Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.Fruit is best if eaten before the meal. I know what you’re thinking… desert before your meal? Well the answer is yes, if its natural! 
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    Random tidbit from: Tomato History… Did You Know?

    Tomato: Is It A Fruit or Vegetable?
    An interesting aspect of tomato history is the classic debate: Is the Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable? I guess that depends on whom you are asking. By definition, a fruit is the edible plant structure of a mature ovary of a flowering plant, usually eaten raw; some are sweet like apples, but the ones that are not sweet such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc. are commonly called vegetables. Botanists claim that a fruit is any fleshy material that covers a seed or seeds where as a horticulturists point of view would pose that the tomato is a vegetable plant. Until the late 1800’s the tomato was classified as a fruit to avoid taxation, but this was changed after a Supreme Court ruling that the tomato is a vegetable and should be taxed accordingly. 

    When it is all said and done, the history of the tomato has classified as a poisonous beautiful plant, a tax-avoiding fruit, and a taxable vegetable. Nonetheless, the tomato is the most popular vegetable in America and enjoyed by millions all over the world.

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