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[] What Doctors Don't Want You To Know About Health Foods

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Doctors only make money when you are sick. Did you know that if you stop
wasting the best part of your health food you can avoid patronizing the
doctor?Read the warnings about agricultural poisons at the end of this article,
but here are the views of several experts.The skin and pulp of many fruits
usually contain more nutrients than the fruit itself. As most nutrients are in
the skin of a fruit or vegetable. Peeling fruits and vegetables is a
waste.ApplesAlmost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin.
Eating the skin also increases insoluble fiber content.BlueberriesThe blue in
blueberries comes from the anthocyanin pigment. In the North American blueberry,
the pigment is only found in the skin.BranBran is removed from the outside of
grains and then sold back to us for the fibre.BurdockThis is a carrot-like
vegetable that hasn't been destroyed yet by breeders.Since many nutrients are in
the skin, don't peel before using. You can use in broths or in stir-fries.
Burdock has also traditionally been used as a health-supportive herb.CarrotDon't
peel them if you want to maintain their spectacular color; and many
nutritionists claim much nutrition is contained in the skin.Fruit And Vegetable
JuicesCommercial juices have the best parts removed, then are pasteurized or
cooked, and preservatives and sugar added. However if you make your own, there
is nothing to prevent you stirring the pulp back into the juice. Juicing has the
advantage of breaking open plant cells so as to make the nutrients available, as
long as you don't throw away the best part.Although much of the calcium in the
orange is lost during juicing, you can buy calcium-fortifed orange juice. OJ is
also rich in phytonutrients. Depending upon how much pulp they leave in, it can
even contain some fiber.GrapesEating grapes, drinking dark grape juice that is
made with skins, or eating raisins may be just as heart-healthy as drinking
wine, without the health hazards of alcohol.Jerusalem Artichokes
(Sunchokes)Sunchokes contain the prebiotic, inulin, which provides food for the
good intestinal bacteria. Look for clean, firm tubers with unblemished skin,
which may be glossy and tan or a matte brown. They should not show a greenish
tinge or any sign of sprouting or mold. Scrub instead of peel to retain the most
nutrients in the fragile skin.LemonsThe yellow part of the skin (zest) of lemons
has most of the limonoids in the fruit.NectarinesMuch of the fiber in fruit is
in the skin of nectarines. To get the full benefit of fiber, wash the fruit well
and then eat the whole fruit - with the skin.OrangesAs with grapefruit, the
white membrane under the skin of the orange contains more vitamin C than the
flesh and a lot of the pectin fiber. The part of an orange or lemon that has the
highest concentration of the very valuable nutrients, citrus bioflavinoids, is
the pulp in the skin which is usually discarded.Also, the highest concentration
of flavour is in the outermost, colour layer of the skin.PeachMuch of the full,
deep flavor and nutrients in peaches are found in the skin.PearsMost of the
vitamin C in pears is concentrated in the skin. A medium sized pear provides 4
grams of fiber, half of which is pectin (a carbohydrate found in the skin and
seeds). Pectin has been found to reduce cholesterol levels, which in turn may
reduce the risk of heart disease.PlumsPlums have only moderate amounts of
soluble gums and pectins in the flesh, as well as small amounts of cellulose and
the non-carbohydrate food fiber lignin in the skin.PotatoesTomatoesMost of the
Lycopene is in the skin, and cooking them releases it. Here is one case where a
juicer is helpful because it breaks open the plant cells releasing the lycopene.
Blend the juice and the pulp with some coconut oil for best results.RiceBrown
rice takes longer to cook than polished white rice, but most of the goodness is
in the brown stuff that is removed.WheatThere are 3 parts to the wheat grain.
Starch, germ, and bran. The food processors remove the last two and sell them
back to you as bran and wheat germ, because these are the only good parts of
wheat. Starch just makes you fat.Taste of SkinsSome of these skins have a strong
flavour which you may find unpleasant. The answer is to blend with something
more pleasant. Orange zest for example tastes great if you blend it with the
rest of the orange. Dried fruit are excellent to change the flavour. Peanut
paste can hide even the taste of medicine, but make sure that you are not
allergic to it.WarningNon-organically grown apples and soft fruits are heavily
sprayed so there is a real chance of low level poisoning.Apple cores concentrate
agricultural poisons so don't use them if not organically (without agricultural
chemicals) grown.If you can't buy organic produce you can buy special
surfactants intended for washing your fruit and vegetables. Most of the
chemicals don't wash off in plain hot water.Find out more about how to stop
throwing away the best of the health food that you pay for. Learn more about
health food lies here.

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