I've been a vegetarian on and off since my teens, and I've recently started eating a mostly raw diet with lots of fresh vegetable juice, as well as whole fruits and veggies. I've felt great, even though I've only been doing this for a few weeks, and a friend who hadn't seen me in about a month told me I look great! But I'm very confused about one thing. I've been eating only fruit till noon, because I've read various places that it is good for detoxification. But some people say that eating only fruit until noon causes your pancreas to overproduce insulin, just like eating a candy bar. I've struggled with mild to moderate acne the past few years, and I've had no new breakouts since I started eating more raw food and got processed stuff out of my diet, but I'm concerned that eating too much fruit will make me break out again. I really like fruit and it doesn't seem to affect my body the same way refined Sugar does, but I was wondering what other people thought about the fruit till noon theory.
I eat fruit until noon every day too. The Sugar in fruit affects your body differently than Sugar that's been processed, is my take on it. Listen to your own body, and to your mirror! You said that you feel great, and that you're starting to look great too - you're your own best advertisement for eating fruit in the morning, sounds like!
Joanne, i'd like ask about simmering chickpeas, can i just simmer the chickpeas until it just slightly crunchy or just quite soft not until very very tender/soft, usually i boiled around 1 hours, before that i bring to boil for 10 minutes and soak it overnight and next morning cover with fresh water then boiling it for another 10 minutes then simmer 45-50 minutes
Do i have to boil it until very tender? there;s somethings to do if i'm not boiling it until very tender, the chickpeas will hard to digest or still contains toxin or somethings like that, Thanks
Boyz, I have no idea - I only eat uncooked food. I've never simmered chickpeas.
You can sprout raw ones and use them to make recipes though. You can find bags of them at most health food stores. I don't eat them myself (I don't eat beans), so I have no idea how to do that, either.
Well, there are 2 sides of this story. Some will tell you to only eat fruit in the morning so that the carbs in the fruit doesn't "stick to the hips" like other carbs do. However, from a scientific perspective (I am a pre-med student), eating fruit in the morning actually raises the blood Sugar for the rest of the day. This is somewhat dangerous and can make you prone to Type II diabetes, as well as increase your cravings and hunger for other foods later in the day. The best thing to do is eat other foods in the morning and eat fruit only after you've had lunch or dinner. Hope this helps!
Yeah, I've heard that theory, but I think what is more important is the food combining - fruits only on an empty stomach theory. This goes for people eating cooked foods, and animal foods. Most important is to eat melon on an empty stomach, regardless of time of day. (Steak and baked potato, followed by watermelon? Please, you're asking for trouble!) Exceptions include pineapple and papaya. But if you're eating a raw foods diet I understand you can combine them all with the veggies or grains so I guess it really depends on what else you're doing, the overall picture. As they mentioned it depends on you, experimenting will help you know what is best. You could consider fresh vegetable juices until noon, this might have less Sugar but continue the detoxing effects.