According to Isabel De Los Rios, internationally renowned dietitian and nutritionist, the Diet Solution fruits that you eat are an essential component of your diet. Unprocessed fruits should form part of your everyday intake, contributing to your weight loss and overall health.
Fitting your fruits to your Metabolism Type
Isabel says that if youíre a Protein Type, your intake of fruits can partly supply you with some of your carbohydrate requirements, although you should balance your consumption with that of proteins and fats. Take care what fruits and fruit juices you consume, though. Isabel warns that your digestive system quickly converts some types of fruit to sugar that then circulates around your body in your bloodstream, causing your blood sugar levels to fluctuate widely. For optimum health, such levels should be kept as steady as possible. High-fiber fruits that are low in sugar are your best option, including apples and avocadoes. If your metabolism is right, you might be able to eat more of such fruits than others with less steady metabolism.
The great advantage of fruit is its ready transportability!
One of the best advantages of fruit is that it comes ready packaged in its own skin, so that you can easily carry it around. Many a mother has blessed the sheer convenience of fruit that is so easy to pack into Juniorís lunchbox! In a hurry and dashing out the door? Havenít got time to sit down and eat? Grab yourself a fruit and munch it on your way to work or the gym. You can take fruit anywhere and everywhere to fill up any gap that you might have between meals. Definitely healthier for you than most packaged snacks, fruits are an ideal way in which to get much-needed nutrients into your body, even when it is on the go!
Eat organically grown fruit wherever possible!
Organically grown fruits are much healthier and tastier for you than are conventionally grown ones, as they are not subjected to wide-scale pesticide use. In addition, it is easy to buy them from local farmerís markets, where you often get the chance to speak to the actual producers. Not only will you eat more healthily in that way, but you will also get to have what can amount to a therapeutic conversation with those who live close to the soil. What a contribution that can make to your general sense of well-being and health! According to Isabel, youíll also have ready access to fruits in season, which can be more economical for you.
Those fruits that might be especially pesticide-laden when conventionally grown, and which Isabel urges you to buy from organic producers are peaches, apples, strawberries, nectarines, pears, cherries, red raspberries, and imported grapes. Those that you can buy with greater confidence that are relatively free of pesticides, even when they are conventionally grown are pineapples, plantains, mangoes, bananas, watermelon, plums, kiwi fruit, blueberries, papayas, grapefruit and avocadoes.
Great variety and always on hand
You can find fruits everywhere, and in such a variety that you need never go without them. Isabel De Los Rios urges you to make them a regular part of your diet, so do!