Friday, March 12, 2010


Then Pat the cousin from Oregon continued by telling me that this is the list of what I should eat:

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange. And if you buy them in Fargo, they are probably on the soft side. Do you eat the peeling? NO? Can I use your pocket knife?

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke. I guess apple pie doesn't count here.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals. These are all raw fruits. We have already learned from Pat nothing is to be cooked.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer. That is four bucks for just oranges.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher.. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium. But, I still don't like it.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

So, when my sweet Thomas is sitting on the sofa in the evening, after supper, using his pocket knife to peel an orange, he is eating it at the wrong time of the day. He should eat his orange at work at 4:30, assuring it won't rot in his gut with his meat and tator supper, right?

I am NOT going to tell this man who rarely ate fruit before this orange kick he is going about it all wrong. And I hope you don't either.

Tutti fruity, Pat


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