Mind Your Mother, Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables
February 28, 2012 by Bob Livingston
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” You’ve heard this saying your whole life. It’s stuck around so long because it’s true.
It can also be said that whole foods (fruits and vegetables, especially eaten raw) every day will keep the doctor away. If more Americans ate their fruits and vegetables, as their mothers told them growing up, there would be much less disease and obesity.
Unfortunately, most people choose the easy route and eat processed foods. Processed foods are foods we buy already prepared and foods that we cook. These are incomplete foods, mostly dead and unable to support life.
In addition to promoting obesity, eating a diet predominated by meats and processed foods leads to acidity in the body, disease and death.
Obesity and acidity can be combated by simply changing your diet to raw fruits and vegetables.
They are live foods that foster life and health by providing fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants and promoting an alkaline state in the body. They help the body fight disease, eliminate free radicals, reduce the chances of developing cancer and end digestive problems.
The experts say to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. I say five’s not nearly enough.