Fruits are one of the most delicious and enjoyable things to eat. Even the pickiest person can find a variety of fruits they enjoy eating because they come in such a large variety. During this season, fruits are plentiful, and the prices are also affordable. You can find them at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and farms. One thing I miss about living on the Island of Jamaica is the fresh pick when I could walk outside, pick a fruit from the tree, and eat it there and then. Nonetheless, I appreciate all the farmers who put in the hard work to make it available to those of us living in climates where it is not as accessible.
So while we are enjoying our fruits, here are five facts you should know.
- Eat Natural Raw Fruits – The more natural your fruit is, the better. Raw whole fruits are far more nutritious than cooked fruit. It is okay to cook your fruit now and again if necessary. Some may require a bit of cooking but ensure that you get a healthy balance. On the other hand, canned fruits are the least nutritious for us, and we should avoid them as much as possible. So ensure that you are eating your serving of raw fruits daily to keep you vibrant, radiant, and healthy.
- Eat All Melons By Themselves – The second fact might come as a shock to many. Still, proper food combination is something we should consider because we want to ensure that we are providing the body what it needs safely and healthily. Therefore, do not eat melons, cantaloupes, and watermelon with other foods. Eat them alone. Melons are celibates and do better on their own. They digest better and faster by themselves due to the high water content, and if paired with other foods, they may not digest well.
- Wash Your Fruits – Always wash your fruits before consuming them. It helps to remove dirt and germs that could make you and your family sick. Fruits, when harvested, packaged, and sold, have been touched by many. Additionally, some may contain a preservative to keep them looking fresh and attractive. By washing your fruits, it helps to remove these toxins.
- Avoid Sulphured Fruits– Never eat sulfured fruits as this is not good for our inside. Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative in dried fruit to prevent it from spoiling and maintain its bright color. Naturally, dried fruits, on the other hand, tend to look brownish or black.
- Soak Dried Fruits Before Eating – Always soak dried fruits such as apricots, prunes, etc., before eating them. Soaking dried fruits enhances the flavor and increases the nutritional value. This one came as a surprise to me because I never soaked my dried fruits except for baking purposes.
Until next time stay blessed and remember that your health is your wealth.