Fresh whole fruit is not only healthy for our bodies but also tastes great. This list contains over 52 fruits with high water content.
Why Is Water Important?
Did you know that we are born with 75-78% water in our bodies? Water carries oxygen to our cells, tissues, and organs through the blood. Water also keeps you hydrated, flushes out toxins, regulates body temperature, and helps keeps you alkaline.
Dehydration and Inflammation
Dr Batmanghelidj (1930-2004) said that the human body manifests dehydration by producing pain (inflammation), and pain is a sign of water shortage in the body, and water shortage is actually the background to most of the health problems in our society. You can read his scientific articles at http://www.watercure.com
The Healing Power of Water – Dr Batmanghelidj is interviewed by Mike Adams, Truth Publishing
Percent of Water Content of Fresh Whole Fruit (not dried or cooked)
Avocado (Florida) 78%
Avocado (California) 72%
Crambola (starfruit) 91%
Honeydew Melon 90%
Lemon (without peel) 89%
Peach (yellow) 89%
Persimmon (Japanese) 80%
What About the Sugar in Fruit?
Whole Fruit contains sugar in its natural state, unrefined. It also contains fiber, which helps your body absorb the sugar more slowly. Processed sugar is a man-made addictive food that comes from sugar cane or sugar beets.
Fruit sugar contains fructose and breaks down in the liver so insulin is not needed for digestion (no blood sugar spike). Refined sugar contains glucose and breaks down in the stomach so insulin is needed to digest (blood sugar spike). Insulin is produced in the pancreas.
- Fruit sugar – fructose – liver- no insulin needed
- Refined sugar – glucose – stomach – insulin needed
Our bodies digests refined sugar quickly (ENERGY BOOST) but, once the sugar is digested, your energy level drops (CRASH). That’s why eating foods high in refined sugar will give you a roller coaster feeling of “up and down” (coffee, soda, vitamin-water, fruit juice, candy, cereal, cake, ice cream, cookies).
How to Eat More Fresh Fruit
I recommend you start with breakfast. Make it a goal to eat only fresh fruit for breakfast for one month. Pick out a few favorites and eat as much as you want each morning. A typical morning for me starts out with water, followed by 3 bananas and 1/2 of a small watermelon. Some days I eat more, some less.
Remember, fruit digests much faster than processed food. If you get hungry, simply eat more fruit. If you have a morning that you can’t eat fruit, don’t beat yourself up about it, but get right back on fresh fruit the next day.
I grew up eating cereal and pop-tarts for breakfast, just like most Americans, and I know it’s going to be hard for you to make the switch. You will notice that the more fruit you eat, the more your body doesn’t want the processed foods, and I can almost guarantee that you will feel much better.
Something to Think About
This is a list of the processed breakfast foods from the Standard American Diet (SAD) that I grew up eating:
- pancakes or waffles
- toast or bagel
- bacon or ham
- donuts or pastries
Look at the list and you will notice 3 things:
- It’s a short list
- The color of the food is mostly dull (before flavoring)
- Everything needs sugar or flavoring to make it taste good.
Look at the list of fruits above and you will notice 3 things:
- It’s a huge list (many fruits around the world are not listed)
- Fruit has amazing colors
- Each fruit has its own unique flavor
I am not a doctor and this information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. I recommend seeking the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or changing your diet.