Fruit Salad for Breakfast
What a great way to supercharge your day by starting with a fruit salad for breakfast! The fruit will clear your digestive tract out plus energize your system for the day. Fruit is an abundant source of the vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes that your body needs.
Fresh is Best
There is no substitute for fresh fruit. Mother Nature knows best when it comes to packing in nutrients that your body needs. Many man-made fruit juices lack the necessary vitamins and minerals because of the processing of manufacturing these drinks. Pasteurization is a process in which the fruits are subjected to high heat to kill bacteria. This high heat burns up most of the vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. Then they add artificial flavors and preservatives.
If at all possible, getting organically grown fruits are the best choice. Since you want to detoxify your body of toxins, organic grown fruits are free from any pesticides. This will aid you in detoxifying your body quicker. However, due to organic fruit isn’t always available or affordable; it’s helpful to know which conventional fruits are relatively safer. The list below have the lowest amount of detectible pesticide content:
- citrus fruits
The list below have the highest concentration of detectible pesticides.
- cherries- all berries (especially strawberries)
The Right Balance of Fruit Sugar
Fruits contain natural sugar (fructose) that can affect your blood sugar, acidity and yeast growth. This simple sugar is ideal in providing a source of energy for your body’s cells. However, even though these sugars are very mild compared to refined sugar, they may still aggravate issues in some people.
Some people have experienced an aggravation of a yeast overgrowth called Candidiasis, from eating too much sugar. We all know that processed sugar is not natural. It is man-made. Natural sugar is always the best for your body. Yeast thrives on any form of sugar. It will multiply rapidly when well supplied. This will cause sugar cravings that will be hard to ignore.
We all need sugar for quick energy for our bodies to use efficiently. Combine high sugar fruits with low and moderate sugar fruits when making your fruit salads for breakfast. And make sure you don’t over eat high sugar fruits if you have blood sugar issues or Candidiasis. Eat fruits during your most active part of the day. This will aid you in having the energy to things, plus stop your hunger cravings for junk food. Cutting out junk food will detoxify your body enormously.
· High Sugar Fruits:
- any dried fruits
· Moderate Sugar Fruits:
· Low Sugar Fruits:
- green apples
- most berries
How to Eat a Fruit Salad!
It’s best to eat fruit on an empty stomach. That is why first thing in the morning for breakfast is a great time for fruit salad. Fruit digests very quickly on its own. Also combining raw nuts to this salad will be a great treat as well.
Of course it is always best to use organic grown fruits when you can, it is not mandatory. Just eating fruit will start your process in healthier foods that you need to detoxify your body as well as supplying the necessary vitamins, enzymes and minerals for your diet.
Use any or all of the following fresh fruits: apples, oranges, bananas, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit, raspberries, plum, melons, mango, star fruit, papaya, tangerine, cherries, grapes, pomegranate, pears, plums, apricots.
Unsweetened raisins, figs, dates, and coconut should be used sparingly.
Then Top this fruit salad off with cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla extract, lemon juice, mint leaves, nuts.
- Peel, chop and slice your fruits into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. Leave peels on for the fruits you can. Often the best nutrients are in the peel.
- Mix well and top with a delicious garnish from the list above.
- Eat fresh and enjoy!
Add raw nuts and seeds sparingly to your fruit salad for protein.
For extra boost and power with increased nutritional and cleansing properties, sprinkle a little goji or acai berries, chia seed, spirulina, maca powder, flax meal or raw cacao on top.