Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why Not Have a Fruit Day?

For those of you that are on diets and maybe want a change of pace, why not have a fruit day?

I think that I first heard my wife use the expression “oh, I’ll just have a fruit day”, but it might have been another member of my family, but the expression stuck with me. This is a strategy that can be used in your diet to mix things up a little and that might allow you to you to get back on track. It does make a lot of sense, because provided that you’re eating healthy fruit only, you won’t over do it on your carbohydrates or fats, so your choleric and fat intake will be very low.

Fruit comes in many different colors, tastes, shapes, and packages so there is a pretty good chance that you can find something that you like. You could even use this as an opportunity to try out some new fruits or to have a look in the produce section at your local store or farmer’s market to see what you can find.

Fruit is nature’s desert. While the level of sweetness and taste will vary from fruit to fruit, you can often stop a craving for sweets or snacking by eating fruit. Fruit like peaches seem very sweet, while others like melons and sour apples don’t seem sweet at all.

There is a whole world of just apples. According to the University of Illinois Urban extension, there are approximately 7,500 different varieties of apples available through out the world, with 2,500 different varieties available in the U.S. When I lived in Michigan, I used to like to go to cider mills and buy freshly made apple cider. With so many different apples, there is a good chance that you can find at least one kind that you like. With so many apples there are tons of recipes as well. The University of Illinois Urban extension web site also had some nice recipes, but a word of warning, not all of them are low cal.

Eating fruit is healthy. Provided that you’re able to buy fresh fruit with little or no pesticide residue (or use), you don’t need a degree in chemistry to understand the ingredients. By having a fruit day, you give your body a chance to clean out your system. Eating the right kinds of fruit can eliminate the need to take or reduce some of those supplemental vitamins you might be taking.

Before diving in there are a couple of other things to consider. Some people have food allergies that could greatly restrict their ability to do this, my wife is allergic to peaches and apples, for example. If you’re diabetic or have any other health condition that might limit your intake of fruit, you should proceed with caution (if at all).

So if you want to mix things up a little in your diet or just want a change of pace, why not have a fruit day? Have you ever had a fruit day? If you have any other comments, I’d love to hear them. If you liked this article, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email, share it on or on Digg and pass it on to anyone that you think might appreciate it. Thank you. :)

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