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4th November, 2008
Yeah yeah yeah!:

26th November, 2008
Sharing my thoughts today:

It is crystal clear to me that no number-based and rule-based program is a way to go. No-one can know how much you need better than your own body, so if one is relying on intelectual arguments rather than biological instincts, they are going to be in some way malnourished, and will crash after some time inevitably.

Sure, we do need various nutrients. Still, the only way to get what our body need is, to be be in tune with our senses and use our senses to determine what we need.

Fruit today is not the same as fruit in the past, but there is no exclusiveness here, same goes for all the foods that we see in the shops, and this is why it is worthwile to buy from local growers, grow your own, eat the wild foods. Fruit is sweeter now than it was in the past, but I doubt there is a huge difference compared with the past. Rudimentary maths explains that if the today's fruit caloric content was 10 times higher than in the past, then we would have to eat ten times more fruit in the past (our frugivorous apes past) to meet the same energy requirement, which I doubt was the case. My guess is that the caloric difference is not that big at all.

As far as the argument that you take all your nutrients from foods other than fruit, it does not hold either. Clearly, fruit have nutrients too. I do agree with the idea that we need some fat, so examining this, yes, OK, we do need some of those good fats, and they may come from various sources, including fruit and vegies, and greens in particular, apart from those fat-dense foodds like avoes, nuts, seeds. Then we need amino acids, which also come from all those food groups, in particular greens. So if we assume that on top of that we need some more energy providing foods, then various alternatives are fat-dense foods, but since we assume that our fat needs have been met already, we would not want anymore of those. Another option is grains, starchy vegetables or fruit. So, considering that humans are biologically fruigovores, the choice is easy. In particular, since my instincts-based experience tells me that my body does not like grains or starchy vegies as much as fruit (if at all).

Above all, our body does not think in terms of fats, carbohydrates, aminos acids, vitamins, minerals. Our body eat the foods whole. The synnergy is a crucial effect that one cannot see in a lab. And finally, the water. I have no doubt that the best quality water, full of molecular effects and nutrients that we have not discovered yet, comes from juicy raw foods, fruit and greens in particular.

So, my conclusion is pretty much the same I came too already before, that is, eat what your body wants you to eat. If you salivate at the sight of an avo, then go for it. If suddenly greens feel very appealing, then go and enjoy them. If you feel like some juicy fruit, then have a feast. Do not intelectually restrict yourself or impose some mind-based rules on yourself. Your body will guide you, if you let it!


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