One of the things I’ve learned this week is how valuable fruit is in my diet. Reading in the Medical Medium book, I discovered that fruit has received a bad rap in recent years. Because of the fructose in fruit, that many equate with processed sugar, this food group has fallen out of favor in the American diet.
I’ve long held the belief that I couldn’t consume much fruit either. It often seemed to give me indigestion after I ate it. However I was willing to follow this healing cleanse to the letter, for the sake of increased health and vitality. I was willing to eat fruit, and risk the indigestion.
I hoped the benefits of fruit…antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-disease, vital to gut health…would override any acid reflux I might experience. To my surprise, and delight, I have not had any indigestion or acid reflux, and fruit has been the foundation of my diet this week. I learned it wasn’t the fruit that was creating the digestive issues. It was the other foods and junk I was eating that was keeping my system out of whack.
On this hot, muggy, busy day, my dinner tonight was simple and nutricious…and entirely fruit based: strawberries, blackberries, fresh pineapple and cut up mango. It was the perfect summertime meal.