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Monday
Oct182010

Eat Fruit at Every Meal

Eat your veggies, but don't forget about fruit! A wide variety of fruits in your diet can provide you with the protective phytonutrients that help modulate and enhance immune function, reduce chronic/unhealthy inflammation, maintain the body's healing system, boost antioxidant defenses and more. Plus, fruit is a good source of fiber, which helps to keep your digestive system running smoothly. Start the day with some fruit salad, add berries to your cereal, eat a piece of fruit with your lunch, and make a fruit-based dessert. Choose fruits that are organic and eat a wide variety, including as many colors as you can. 

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October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

Dr. Weil,
This is exactly what I have done throughout my life (68 yo female). I love fruit and had it after almost every meal - apples, grapes, papaya, banana, etc. In the last couple of years, I kept a fresh fruit salad (oranges, apples, grapes, etc.) in my fridge so I had it available anytime as a snack - no sugar, just fruit, some yogurt and nuts. I also ate a lot of grain along with some meat, lots of veggies, salads, etc. 'Healthy" meals which I mostly cooked myself.

As a result of all that (I guess) I am now prediabetic. I say that, because I've been slender all my life, active, with low BP, low triglycerides - and there is no diabetes in my family. Looks like it had to be the overconsumption of so many carbs.

I don't know why you and so many others still encourage people to eat so much fruit and grains. It just isn't good for everyone. Maybe you can comment on that.

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrhc
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