It is normal for a person to eat some fresh fruits and vegetables daily.
Without these powerful plant fruits and vegetables, any other products of the animal, bird and fish are somehow helpless in the body.
Fruits and vegetables are man’s first food before fish, birds and animal were add. Our bodies are always at the mercy of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables. These later additions were only a supplement and not complements.
They cannot take the place of fruits and vegetables.
A person can live and survive for years by just eating fruits, seeds, roots and vegetables. This is where fruitarians and vegetarians come into the picture.
Have you ever heard of a diaritarian or a avectarian, or a piscician?
A bird can be a piscivorous subsisting solely on marine fish.
Have you ever seen a person live and survived by a combine meal of birds, beef and fish? The answer is solely negative.
No person can ever survived by just insisting on whole carbohydrate foods only.
Disease and ill health will be company. But fruits, seeds, vegetables and roots when properly mix has enable man survived for many thousands of years in a most astonishing healthy ways.
That is apart from the traditional five servings of fruits and vegetables, or half of your chop plate being fruits and vegetables or the latest 7-13 plus cup of serving with a meal.
let’s recall briefly our first story in part 1 before continuing this second part of the same subject.
At least, seven servings of fruits and vegetables is suggested for a breakfast and for a snack.
Quick oats with fresh onions, tomatoes, banana, peanuts, lime; or potato, pumpkin, green chili, red chili, onions, garlic and ginger. More alternatives are at your discretion.
The daily eating of fruits and vegetables will prevent common sickness and ill health. It also speeds up healing of wounds after surgery or ill health.
The color of the rainbow should remind you how to varied and mix your fruits and vegetables.
Take three differing colors of fruits and vegetables daily if you cannot meet the traditional 5 or 7-13 servings per day.
Green-purple-red; or pink-green-yellow; or white-red-green. Green should be the main color.
With very rare exceptions, fruits and vegetables are very low in carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Hence, they are low in calories and cholesterol, preventing heart related illness.
They are very rich in fiber which cannot be found in fats and proteins and help in keeping the bowel clean of unwanted matter.
Some brightly colored fruits and vegetables are very rich in sugar or glucose content and as such has a high Glycemic Index (GI).
The higher the GI, the faster sugar is burnt in the blood stream. The lower the GI, the slower the rate sugar is absorbed.
The essence of brightly colored fruits and vegetables consisted of their photochemical or antioxidants.
Biofavonoids are mostly found in all fruits and vegetables and are very plentiful only in green tea than any other plant source. Anthocyanins, control blood pressure and circulatory related sicknesses, for example. Diabetes mellitus.
These brightly colored fruits if eaten daily ½ or 1 cup in differing colors per three servings is fine. Beta carotene is found in green and yellow colored fruits and vegetables.
Okay, let’s take on other colors of fruits and vegetables.
Green colored fruits and vegetables are to be eaten regularly every day. While growing up as a youth, I always had three differing servings of greens every day. And quest what? I was very healthy and energetic for years. That is why fruits and vegetables should be eaten every day. In my place of work, I became noted as always giving sick papers for sick persons to see a doctor for the most common ill health like a cold, cough, headache, fever and so on. Workers even reprimand me for not going to see the doctor even though I had not a cold or fever out of envy or malice or something! I told some or those who care to listen this little story you are reading period.
In actual reality, half of your fruits and vegetables should consist of green leafy vegetables. Most of us are not fond of eating green or unripe fruits. Are we? I am an addict in eating unripe mangoes with their skin, including green tomatoes and guavas and green chili. In fact, all green or unripe mature fruits are good for eating.
Their vitamin C potency is at much high in the green state. So is their antioxidants or photochemical. The Language Of Green: green is very wide spread in nature. Green is the sign that all is clear and you should go ahead as in traffic sign. The language of green is wide spread when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Apart from its photochemical called isothiocynate that fights cancer, its vitamin A helps your sight to see well. Vitamin K clots your blood when you accidentally gets a cut and prevent much bleeding. It contains calcium that benefits bone health. Its potassium regulates your blood pressure and folate in the green checks birth defects in pregnant mothers and much more. Nevertheless, pregnant mothers needs need a supplement of folate in tablet or capsule form.
Lutein: Green color fruits also contain the antioxidant lutein, which helps to maintain eye vision and wards of cataract, a degenerating eye disease in a person over 65 years.
Some had the onset from 60 years due to bad meal planning.
You get lutein from green pea, broccoli, lecttuce, melon in their skin.
Indoles: are found in broccoli, kale, cabbage and brussels sprout too.
These fruits are protective agents against breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
Tip: always think green and put green first in whatever mix color of fruits and vegetables before red, white, blue, etc.
White Colors: Some fruits and vegetables are white in color.
These are mostly found in the onion family.
In fact, it is noted that their photochemical however tiny are one of the strongest in the plant kingdom.
Vegetables in the onions family are garlic, onion, chieve and leeks.
Allicino, is one antioxidant found in garlic and onions. It is powerful against cold symptoms, heart attacks, and stomach and colon cancer. Many do not like garlic because of its raw obnoxious bad smell.
When garlic is cooked or heated, it lost this bad smell and becomes sweet. It is when you chew it raw that you get a foul smell in your mouth and breath. Garlic is antibacterial, antivirus and detoxified the blood stream and the body.
Include garlic and onions daily in your chop plate.
Mushrooms, though white are more than a vegetable. Mushrooms are a good source of plant protein that is comparable to that of an egg.
To your good health!
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