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10-03-2006, 11:40 PM
Do you all think there should be an equal balance between sweet fruits and non sweet fruits/veggies eaten throughout the day in order to be the most healthful...meaning, will having a higher percentage of sugary fruits in our diet harm us??? I ask because I am transitioning my kids slowly to RAW and I know people will comment about all of the sweet fruits that they love and will comment on how "sugary" their diet is...any opinions or comments??? :confused:
10-04-2006, 04:32 AM
I do not think that you will get a diffinitive answer to this one because there is varying oppenions on it.
If you listen to Doug Graham or Frederick Patenaud then you will give them mostly fruits and if you listen to Gabriel Cousens or David Wolfe then you will limit it.
10-04-2006, 06:31 AM
My experience / opinion:
-The sugar in fruit are generally the complex carbohydrate types....that have to be broken down and slowly released into the system. They do not cause the same glucose spikes and carry none of the detriment of refined simple carbohydrates and refined sugars.
-In the beginning, I would eat as WIDE a variety of fresh raw plant food as possible. Good sense and intelligence should reign there.........eating what you love and are comfortable with....while increasing your over-all percentage of raw foods in your day to day comfort diet.
-I've eaten nothing but fruits for years now.....but that was after several years of adjustment and 'transition'.
-Power and success to you!
10-04-2006, 01:53 PM
I was just remembering my own Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal and Kool-aid laden childhood. :) If anybody "comments" on you giving your kids lots of fruit...really they should just be quiet. :)
10-04-2006, 02:52 PM
i agree. after years of tutoring, nannying, and teaching small kids, what the majority of parents send with their kids to school makes me sick! there was one 3 year old whose mom would send her with only doritos and those fake "fruit" snacks in her lunchbox. when we questioned her on it, she said "That's all she'll eat! that and pizza!" now, believe me, i know kids can be difficult and picky, but let me tell you, send that little girl with only fruits and veggies in her lunchbox for three days in a row. maybe she'll pitch a fit and not eat the first day, or maybe even the second, but she'll sure eat it on the third when she figures out you're serious. and a lot of times, kids are just as excited if you bring out grapes as a treat. it all depends on your expression and how you present it to them, as a wonderful great thing they get to have and not "oh now, you have to eat something healthy even if you don't like it. you'll get cookies later!" i'm telling you, most parents don't think at all about the sugar they pump into their kids. so, if they give you any smack, you just tell them you know what's best for your kid!
10-05-2006, 05:46 PM
I think humans are primarily fruit-eaters, but we need greens to get some vital nutrients that arent in fruits. However, I think mainly fruit is what we are meant to have.
Love Seren xXx
10-05-2006, 06:58 PM
It is so weird that you bring this up...I was talking with my Mom today about the same topic. When I started raw...my husband did too...(he has since gone back to SAD...anywho...). I can sit down with a banana, three dates, and a couple prunes...and feel great when I'm done. My husband...couldn't. He had to be very careful to balance what he was eating and when.
I think only you will know...after watching your children...what they can handle. If it's raw...it's good for them. You should do what you think is best. ;) And makes them thrive!
10-06-2006, 10:04 AM
the following fruits are not sweet:
a lot of misunderstanding between fruit- and non-fruit believers are due to the fact that some people don't see these as fruits, but they are.
So even people who avoid fruit, eat more fruit than they think, but
not the sweet ones.
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