FRUITS
* Apples
* Apricots
* Angelcots
* Avocados
* Bananas
* Bell Peppers
* Blackberries
* Blackberry Jam Fruits
* Blood Oranges
* Blue Berries
* Bread Fruits
* Cacao Fruits
* Cactus Fruits
* Cantaloupes
* Cashew Fruits
* Cherimoyas
* Cherries
* Chikoos
* Chocolate Sapotes
* Clemintines
* Cranberries
* Cucumbers
* Currants
* Dead Mans Fingers
* Dates
* Dragon Fruits
* Durians
* Donut Peaches
* Elderberries          
* Figs
* Goji Berries
* Goldenberries
* Gooseberries
* Grapes
* Grape Fruits
* Granadillas
* Guavas
* Honey Berries
* Honey Dew Melons
* Horned Melons
* Huckleberries
* Ice Cream Beans
* Jackfruits  
* Jujubes
* Kiwis
* Kumquats
* Lemons
* Limes
* Longans
* Lychees
* Mamae Sapotes
* Mandarin Oranges
* Mangoes
* Mangosteens
* Miracle Berries
* Moon Berries
* Moose Melons
* Monstera Deliciosas
* Mulberries
* Nectarines
* Nonis
* Olives
* Oranges
* Papayas
* Passion Fruits
* Pawpaws
* Peaches
* Peanut Butter Fruits
* Persimmons
* Pineapples                                 
* Plantains
* Plumbs
* Pomegranates
* Pomelos
* Prunes
* Pears
* Pumpkins
* Raisins
* Rambutans
* Raspberries
* Red Finger Bananas
* Rollina Deliciosas
* Sapodillas
* Snake Fruits
* Star Fruits
* Strawberries
* Sugar Apples
* Sugar Canes
* Sun Berries
* Sweet Corns
* Tamarillos
* Tamarinds
* Tangerines
* Tiger Melons
* Tomatoes
* Ugli Fruits
* Vanilla Beans
* Watermelons
* Young Thai Coconuts
* Zucchinis
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There are 100 different types of fruits listed above and this is by no means a complete list of all the fruits that are out
there.  (In fact, there are nearly 10,000 different types of apples in the world alone, so you can definitely have a lot of
variety on this diet and I encourage you to try a fruit that you've never had before whenever the opportunity to do so
presents itself.)


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                                          WHAT ARE FRUITS?
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Fruits are the sweet tasting and seed bearing foods produced by trees and plants.  A fruit begins it's life as a flower and
if it gets pollinated it will then go through an incredible transformation and turn into a fruit.  (An apple tree for example
will first produce flowers and the flowers that get pollinated by the birds and the bees will then form into apples.)

Like any other life form the goal of a fruit tree is to multiply and produce as many copies of it's self as possible, so a fruit
tree will produce many fruits and each one of the fruits will contain one or more seeds that all have the potential to grow
into another fruit tree.  

The problem though is that a fruit tree can't move and if the fruits that it produces simply fall to the ground and stay
there the seeds inside will start to sprout and grow right underneath the mother tree, which will result in all of the baby
trees growing in one spot and likely dieing due to having to struggle and compete with each other for soil, water, and
sunlight.  

But humans and animals are able to travel great distances, so in order to spread their seeds far and wide fruit trees will
produce good looking, good smelling, and good tasting fruits to make us to want to eat them and in return humans and
animals will then plant the fruit seeds all across the land without even realizing it.  (The seeds inside of fruits are
designed so that when they get swallowed by a human or an animal they will travel through the digestive track unharmed
and will come out of the body still intact and encased in the fertilizer that they need to grow!)


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   WHY I BELIEVE THAT FRUIT IS THE MOST NATURAL FOOD FOR HUMANS
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1. HUMANS HAVE A SWEET TOOTH

Why is it that so many people have a "Sweet Tooth"?  Could it be that humans were designed to eat food that tastes
sweet?  And if so, what food in nature has this sweet taste that humans naturally seem to gravitate towards?  "Fruit!"  

The reason that people drink sugary sodas, eat sugary candy, and crave a sugary deserts after a meal is because they
don't eat very much fruit in their diet and therefore their body is constantly seeking out some kind of sugary substitute to
fill that void, and if they were to start increasing the amount of fruit in their diet their desire to consume other forms of
sugar would naturally start to decrease.

2. HUMANS DIGEST FRUIT A LOT EASIER THAN OTHER FOODS

Most fruits only take a matter of minutes to digest, while other foods such as meat, dairy, and grains usually takes hours
to digest.

It is important to know that by weight fruit is mostly just water and fiber.  (If you put an apple in a juice machine and
removed the fiber you would be left with apple juice and if you then took that apple juice and put it in a dehydrator
overnight to remove the water all that would be left over when you opened the dehydrator in the morning would be some
sugar crystals and a collection of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are so small that you would need a
microscope to see them.)  So when you eat fruit you are mostly consuming water and fiber (which are the best natural
remedies for dehydration and constipation) and your digestion will be a lot smoother than if you were eating anything
other than fruit.

3. HUMANS ARE ABLE TO GATHER AND EAT FRUIT EASIER THAN OTHER FOODS

Imagine for a moment that you were in nature and you had no man-made tools at your disposal.  Which of the "4 Food
Groups" listed below would be the easiest to gather and eat in their raw and natural state?  

FOOD GROUP # 1 - "MEAT"

If you wanted to eat meat in nature you would have to kill an animal (Which might involve risking your life.) and then
you would then have to eat it raw. (Which might involve risking your life.)

FOOD GROUP # 2 - "DAIRY"

If you wanted to drink milk in nature you would have to find an animal that recently gave birth and then try to take her
milk which she intends to feed her baby with.  (A protective mother in nature will not let this happen without a fight to the
death.)

FOOD GROUP # 3 - "GRAINS"

If you wanted to eat grains in nature you would be out of luck since our bodies can't break down and digest grains
unless they have already been partially broken down for us through the process of cooking.

FOOD GROUP # 4 - "FRUITS & VEGETABLES"

                                                                          VEGETABLES

Although there are many vegetables that can be eaten raw they are also notoriously very low in calories and the
average man would have to eat about 50 heads of lettuce a day just to meet their daily calorie requirements.  It also
appears that some raw vegetables actually contain less calories than it requires for us to digest and eliminate them,
which means that not only would you not be able to get enough calories from eating them, but the more of them you ate
the greater the caloric deficit that you would find yourself in.

                                                                               
FRUITS

If you wanted to pick some fruit off of a fruit tree you are in luck because fruit trees won't fight back and they actually
want us to eat their fruits, plus we as humans don't need any artificial tools to gather and eat fruit...

- Humans have the natural ability to easily reach up and pick an apple off a tree, but it would be very difficult for us to
catch, kill, and eat a wild animal.

- Lions have the natural ability to easily catch, kill, and eat a wild animal, but it would be very difficult for them to simply
reach up and pick an apple off a tree.


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                                               VEGETABLES
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                                                                 Now let's talk about vegetables...


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                                     WHAT ARE VEGETABLES?
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Unlike fruits (which grow on plants) vegetables are the edible parts of the plant it's self and some examples include...

- The Leafs (Lettuce, Spinach, and Kale)
- The Roots (Carrots, Beets, and Potatoes)
- The Flowers (Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Artichokes)
- The Stems (Asparagus, Celery and Rhubarb)
- The Bulbs (Garlic, Onions, and Leeks)


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                         WHICH VEGETABLES ARE BEST TO EAT?
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The best vegetables to eat are the ones that you enjoy!  (Critics of healthy eating will often try to make it sound like if
you become a vegetarian or a vegan your diet will be limited to nothing but vegetables. (And more specifically the
vegetables that most people don't enjoy eating.)  And they will do this by making exaggerative statements like,
"Vegetarians just eat Broccoli all day." or "Why would anyone want to be a vegan and have to live on nothing but "Tree
Bark & Grass" for the rest of their life?")  But the truth is that there is a lot more to this diet than just vegetables and
believe it or not vegetables can actually taste absolutely delicious!

If you say that you don't like vegetables then my question to you would be whether or not you have ever had really good
quality vegetables before?  Because if you have never had home-grown vegetables or if the only vegetables that you
are used to eating are ones that are canned, frozen, or non-organic then I can understand why you haven't developed a
really strong love for them yet.  

And no matter who you are the odds are good that there are quite a few vegetables that you've never tried before, so I
encourage you to really explore the vegetable world before deciding that this diet simply isn't for you.


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                         RAW VEGETABLES & COOKED VEGETABLES
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VEGETABLES THAT YOU SHOULD EAT RAW

Vegetables such as Lettuce, Celery, Baby Spinach, and Sprouts are very easy to digest in their raw and natural state
and there is no need whatsoever to cook them before eating them.  (Other vegetables worth mentioning in this category
are the vegetables that are technically non-sweet fruits such as Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Okra, and
Zucchini, which all goes great in raw vegetable salads!)

VEGETABLES THAT YOU SHOULDN'T EAT RAW

Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage, and starchy vegetables like Potatoes and Sweet
Potatoes, as well as the really tough greens like Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, and Turnip Greens can all be very
difficult to digest raw and should therefore be cooked if you decide to eat them.  

Although it would be best to eat the vegetables that you can eat raw, I would recommend eating cooked vegetables over
eating no vegetables at all, so if the only vegetables that you currently enjoy eating are cooked ones then I would
encourage you to stick with them for now until you start to develop a desire to eat the vegetables that can be eaten raw.  
(Which believe me, will happen naturally as you slowly improve your diet.)


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                                                   GREENS
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For those of you reading this who are finding it difficult to get enough "green stuff" in your diet, I recommend that you try
one of the following strategies...


1. GREEN JUICES

There are so many people out there who claim that drinking green vegetable juice did amazing things for their health,
and making yourself a fresh glass of green juice once a day would be a great way to start getting more greens in your
diet.  

If you're new to juicing and you feel that green juice tastes too bitter then you can sweeten it up by simply adding some
fruit juice or carrot juice to it until you eventually start to enjoy the taste of green juice without the added sweetness.)

I want to mention that if you decide to get a juice machine you should know that most juice machines are not able to
juice green leafy vegetables like Spinach and Kale because of how thin their leaves are.  (The average juicer is only
capable of juicing things that are big and juicy like Apples and Oranges.)  However, you can still make "Cucumber Juice"
and "Celery Juice" (which are 2 of my favorite green juices) in a regular juice machine because of how big and juicy they
are, but if you want to juice green leafy vegetables you will need to get a juice machine that is designed to do that.

2. GREEN SALADS

Most people actually enjoy eating salads, but the problem is that the salad dressings that they pour on top of them have
dairy and a lot of other unhealthy ingredients in them which causes the salads to no longer be "healthy".  

Learning how to make your own healthy salad dressings at home is so easy these days thanks to all of the wonderful
people who are sharing healthy salad dressing recipes on
YouTube.  

(And by the way, if you have never "
Zucchini Pasta" before it might just change your life!)

3. GREEN SMOOTHIES

Greens combine very well with sweet fruits, so if you have a blender you can take green vegetables such as
Baby Spinach, Celery, and Lettuce and blend them up with sweet fruits such as Bananas, Mangoes, and Pineapples,
and what will happen is that the sweetness of the fruit will overpower the taste of the vegetables, so you won't really
taste the vegetables but you will still be getting them in your diet.  (This is especially helpful if you have children who
refuse to eat their vegetables because It is so easy to "hide" healthy ingredients in smoothies.)


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           EATING THE BEST QUALITY FRUITS & VEGETABLES POSSIBLE
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1. ORGANIC

Ideally only buy fruits and vegetables that are "organic", because fruits and vegetables that aren't grown organically are
often sprayed with Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Larvicides, and Insecticides and these poisons are designed to
KILL living organisms that try to eat the fruits and vegetables that they are sprayed on.  These poisons have also been
linked to many health problems in humans ranging from cancer to birth defects, and in America alone over 1 BILLION
POUNDS of pesticides are sprayed on to our food supply every year...

The diet that I recommend is based on eating living foods, so eating foods that are sprayed with a death agent is
definitely not something that I would recommend!

If you think that it is a waste of time and money to seek out "organic" produce then I would agree with you if the only
fruits and vegetables that you ever eat are the 2 slices of pickles that you get in a McDonald's cheeseburger, but if you
are following the diet that I recommend and almost everything that you eat is a fruit or a vegetable then the quality of the
produce that you are eating is going to be far more important.


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2. FRESH

- The fruits and vegetables in the produce section are usually weeks old.
- The fruits and vegetables in the frozen food aisle are usually months old.
- The fruits and vegetables in the canned food aisle are usually years old.

But the fruits and vegetables that you grow yourself can be as fresh as you want them to be.  (You can even eat an
apple while it's still on the apple tree if you want to!)  

In the past everyone knew how to grow their own food, but today most college graduates have no clue how to grow
their own food, and because of this they are 100% dependent on grocery stores.

Even if you have a really small yard (or no yard at all) there are still a lot of foods that you can
grow at home.  (I've even seen where people living in apartments have lettuce growing on their living room walls
sideways using hydroponics, so anything is possible if you have a strong enough desire to grow your own food.)  

"Sprouts" are one of the easiest (and most nutritious) foods to grow so I recommend getting into Sprouting if you are
wanting to start growing something yourself but you have no room for a garden and you have no experience whatsoever
with growing things.  

To learn how to grow sprouts click
HERE


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3. LOCAL

One time I was at a grocery store and I noticed that the Cucumbers were from Mexico, the Avocados were from
California, the Celery was from Texas, the Apples were from Washington DC, and the Kiwis were from New Zealand!  

If you look at the longest living cultures on Earth and you try to figure out what their secret to longevity is you will find
that not all of them eat the exact same diets, but what you will find is that all of them eat the foods that grow in their local
area.  

If you don't grow your own food, the next best thing would be to buy your food from a local "Farmer's Market", which is a
place where local farmers come together and sell their fruits and vegetables directly to the public.  (There are no bar
codes on the produce sold at "Farmer's Markets" because you are buying everything directly from the people who grew
it and there is no need for all the "middle men".)  

The produce at a "Farmer's Market" will usually have been picked within a day or two and will usually have traveled
less than 100 miles.  Shopping this way supports local farming, is better for the environment, and can save you money.
(Plus you can actually meet the farmers, ask them how they grow their produce, and "shake the hand that feeds you".)

To find out if there is a "Farmer's Market" in your area click
HERE

(For those of you who are living in a cold climate you will unfortunately have no real choice but to eat produce that isn't
locally grown during the winter time when it is too cold for fruits and vegetables to grow in your area, but mark my words
when I say that if you follow a healthy diet and lifestyle long term you will eventually develop an uncontrollable urge to
re-locate to a warmer climate.)


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4. IN-SEASON

These days there are very few fruits and vegetables that you can't find at the grocery store all year long. (Watermelon
for example used to be a fruit that you could only eat in the summer time, but nowadays if you want to buy a Watermelon
in the winter you can do it.  However, these "Winter Watermelons" were grown in hot houses and they simply won't be as
delicious or as nutritious as the Watermelons that were naturally grown outdoors during "Watermelon Season", and they
will also cost about twice as much as Watermelons do in the summer time since it is more difficult to grow them when
they are not in season.)

It is always best to eat fruits and vegetables during their natural growing season, and although it's true that if you only
eat fruits and vegetables when they are in season you might have to wait a long time for your favorite fruit or vegetable
to come back in season, (Cherries for example are only in season during the month of June) the wait will make it all the
more enjoyable once that season finally returns, and it will help you to learn to appreciate things more when they are
here.

To learn the various seasons for fruits and vegetables click
HERE


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5. WHOLE

Why is it best to buy fruits and vegetables that are in their whole and natural state?  Let's look at "Apples" vs "Apple
Juice" as an example...

When Apple growers sell their apples to grocery stores they sell them the best quality Apples that they have, and the
lesser quality Apples (the ones that are sour, bruised, or over-ripe) often get sold to factories that will turn them into
Apple Juice.  

Because processed food factories use the lesser quality produce all factory made juices have to be pasteurized by
law to kill off any harmful bacteria that could be in the juice, and unfortunately the pasteurization process also destroys a
lot of the nutritional value of the juice and alters the look and the taste of the juice so much that it doesn't even look or
taste like Apple Juice anymore, so before they can sell it to the public they have to add sugar, food coloring, and
artificial apple flavoring to it just to make it look and taste like Apple Juice again.

If you take an Apple that is in it's whole and natural state you will know if it is going bad simply by looking at it, and even
if you are blind you will still know that it is going bad as soon as you bite into it and your natural instinct is to immediately
spit it back out.  But if an Apple is going bad and it gets used to make Apple Juice, Apple Sauce, or Applebutter and it
contains artificial colors and flavors to disguise it's true look and taste then how will you know?


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6. RIPE

One of the biggest problems with buying fruit at a grocery store is that most large scale fruit growers will pick their fruits
when they are still unripe.  (They do this because if they waited until their fruits were fully ripe to pick them most of their
fruit would be "over ripe" by the time it reached the grocery stores which are often thousands of miles away.)  So a lot of
the fruit that is sold in grocery stores is going to be unripe.

And unfortunately so many people out there will try a new fruit for the first time without realizing that it is still unripe,
which results in them having a really bad first impression of that fruit and whenever someone offers them that fruit in the
future they will immediately turn it down and say things like, "I tried Papaya once and I don't like it!  I think it tastes like
dirty socks!" and they don't realize that a good Papaya that is actually ripe actually tastes like the frosting on a birthday
cake!

It is important to understand that certain fruits will continue to ripen after they have been picked, while other fruits can
only ripen while they are still on the tree or vine that they grow on.  (For example: Fruits like Bananas and Avocados will
continue to ripen after they have been picked, but fruits like Berries and Citrus Fruits will stop ripening as soon as they
have been picked.  So a green Banana can turn yellow and ripen on your kitchen counter, but a pale Strawberry will
never turn red and ripen after being picked.)

As I mentioned before, fruit trees want us to eat their fruits, but they want us to eat their fruits when they are ripe
because that is when the seeds that are inside the fruit are fully developed and ready to be planted, so a fruit tree offers
it's fruits to us once the fruit is ready...  

- When fruits are unripe they are green like the leaves of the tree that they grow on, making them camouflaged and not
easily found and eaten, and as the fruits ripen they becomes a lot more colorful so it will be easy for us to find and eat
them.  

- When fruits are unripe they are small and high up in the tree where it is hard for us to reach them, and as they grow
and matures they becomes bigger and heavier which causes the branches of the tree to hang lower, making it easy for
us to reach them.










Learning how to tell if a fruit is ripe or not simply by looking at it, smelling it, or squeezing it is somewhat of an art form
and may take time, but learning this skill will make a HUGE difference in your health, and it has never been easier now
that you have "
Google" at your fingertips.


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FRUITS & VEGETABLES
FRUIT THAT IS RIPE

* Will taste sweet and flavorful
* Will look bright and colorful
* Will smell sweet
* Will give you energy
* Will be nutritious
FRUIT THAT IS UNRIPE

* Will taste sour and bitter
* Will look dull
* Will have no aroma
* Will give you a stomach ache
* Will be acidic and rob you of minerals