Monthly Archives: May 2013

Week One Recommendation

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No one wants to eliminate items from their current diet. So, let’s begin by adding something. Some people report difficulties in eating fruit – some report fruit causes indigestion, bloating, gas, or other reactions. Fruit digests quickly in the stomach. However, because our stomach processes food in order, if other food (for example, meat or oil) is already in the stomach, when fruit follows meat, then the digestion of the fruit ferments while it sits atop the partially digested food that take longer to digest.

This week’s suggestion is to not change anything in your current diet – do not eliminate or modify any portion of your normal diet.  Instead, every day eat one serving of fruit first thing in the morning for seven days. Chew each bite, counting to twenty before you swallow. The extra time allows your system to produce the necessary enzymes to help digest the fruit. Before you drink your coffee or tea, before you have breakfast cereal, bagel, donut, or anything else, eat any one of the fresh fruit (preferable in season) servings listed below. If you don’t normally eat breakfast, then every day eat one serving of fruit before you eat or drink anything else that day.

  • One banana
  • One apple
  • One cup of berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • One grapefruit
  • One-quarter cantaloupe
  • Two cups watermelon
  • One orange
  • One peach
  • Two kiwis
  • Fifteen grapes
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