Fruit is the
most beautiful food on the planet. The variety of fruits on Earth
is so massive it boggles the mind. Often people ask me if I feel
limited eating a raw-food/fruitarian diet. I always respond by
telling them 99.9% of all food on Earth is raw plant food! Fruit
is our most natural food. It is the food we are attracted to
most in its raw natural state. We define a fruit as a food which
contains the seed(s) within it for regeneration and propagation
of the plant.
A raw-food/fruitarian diet makes you beautiful and pure inside
and out. It leads to the clearest use of your mind -- it greatly
enhances your mental abilities.
In my book: Natures First Law: The Raw-Food Diet I wrote: "Every
fruit has its secret." Once you are completely cleaned out
of cooked-food residue and toxicity, you become attuned to special
powers available in certain fruits! The durian fruit has an extreme
smoothness and cleanness to it in the way it is metabolized in
your body. It makes everything run smoothly and clearly and warms
up the body in colder weather. Dates too, may warm you up in
cold weather. Dates are a great food for endurance and long walks.
Apples are a "clean-out food," they clear everything
out as they go through. Mangos transport you into the ecstatic
state of summer fun. Bananas make you feel like a wild primate!
Eat Fruit And How Much?
Ideally, it is best to eat just one type of fruit at a time (mono-diet)
and to wait 45 minutes until the next type of food goes in. You
might want to eat 5 apples in the morning and nothing else or
choose to eat cucumbers only for lunch! When you are eating a
mono-diet, your body will give you a clear signal when to stop
eating. Your appetite will turn off or you will suddenly feel
you have eaten too much. Typically the fruit will actually change
taste on you and wont taste as good! At that point listen
to your body and stop eating! If you combine foods, the signal
as to when to stop eating is not as clear, and you must discipline
If you overeat raw food or fruit or even cooked food remember
the reasons why most people overeat: suppressed emotional issues
and a lack of deep breathing. If you overeat, go outside and
take 10-15 deep breaths! Or breathe deeply at night instead of
eating -- if you have problems in that area.
Unfortunately the quality of fruit available in most commercial
supermarkets is less than excellent. The fruit is biologically
weak: it has not picked up the minerals from the soil properly,
its sugar are too high, if left to Nature the insects, worms,
and bacteria would wipe it out quickly. Many fruits today have
been hybridized: they have been genetically or biologically tampered
with. For example, most orange trees are actually two orange
trees in one. The roots are of one type and the stem and leaves
are of another type. They are grafted together. This leads to
a fruit which is has an improper balance -- it is confused. The
fruit may be seedless or the seeds may not be viable.
What to do?
Seek out high-quality organic fruit grown from non-hybridized
plant strains or better yet grow your own fruit trees from seed
or even seek out wild fruits. The best way to determine if a
fruit is too hybridized is to examine its seeds. If the fruit
is seedless, do not eat it or at least be very frugal when eating
it. Seedless fruit actually should not be eaten -- you will become
more and more sensitive to this as you become internally cleaner
and cleaner. If the fruit has seeds, try planting them. If they
grow, the fruit, even if hybridized, still has enough natural
vitality to be excellent nourishment.
Farmers and biologists have noted that after several generations
of hybridization a most interesting event occurs. The hybrid
strain will either die out -- it will have lost its vitality
-- or it will revert back into a more primal form -- a seedless
strain can suddenly start producing viable seeds! I had the most
incredible experience the other day. I was juicing a pineapple
for a friend and I discovered the pineapple contained seeds!
This is the first time I had ever seen this. Pineapples are hybrid
fruits many of us have eaten, at least occasionally, our whole
life. How many times have you discovered seeds in the pineapple?
After many generations of hybridization we see the pineapple
reverting back and now seeding!
One final note: hybrid sweet fruit is still better for you than