Oranges, I love oranges they're so juicy, sweet and satisfying - Today I eat 8 of them for breakfast. After transitioning to a fruit-based diet, I've become a fan of eating momo-meals; mono means one - one food per meal.
I can almost hear you screaming through my computer screen, BUT THAT IS SO BORING, TO EAT ONLY ONE FOOD, WHAT!? Well, let me explain. However, I'm not here to convert you; This is only my perspective. I'm not here to get worshiped as the next food-guru. (I don't even have a proper beard yet)
Ninety-nine percent of the cuisines in the world offers complicated well-thought-out dishes: A little bit of sweetness, salt, and other contemporary flavors. Add a few side dishes, and we have ourselves what we like to call a meal. Go to Asia, Mexico, Greece, Japan, United States or France - They all have it embedded in their culture, food is art, food is creating something from simple ingredients into something complex; the aim is to balance all the different tastes into something palatable.
Well, nothing wrong with that. Nevertheless, I'd still like to argument that we've gotten a little bit to attached to the complexity, not to mention all the additives; the salt, sugar, spices, taste enhancers, oils and so on. All these different ingredients are not necessarily from a nutritional point of view very healthy for us.
Simplicity, is simply the best
I noticed this early on my food journey; It wasn't easy to stop consuming sugar, excessive amounts of salt and other habitual food additions. It felt like something was missing, felt that feeling before?
However, I stayed in the mindset of success and even though it was challenging to eat the food as it is, without adding too much to it and only enjoying the pure taste of that food. It did become more enjoyable as I got accustomed to it.
Now, I love it! I like to be able just to buy something and eat it as it is - before I eat mainly vegetables and fruits, but when I focus solely on the fruit It's even simpler, no processing is needed - fruit taste so good just as it is anyway!
When I started to eat raw food, I implemented the same cultural food philosophies of mixing, adding, processing and all that. Sure, it works for salad, I guess you can't really call something a salad with only one food anyways. BUT fruit is something else; it's complete. Fruit really stand in its own two shoes,(When it's not hanging on the tree) not dependant on anyone else to make it whole (very different from most human beings actually)
Fruit, you win, I'll give myself to you
Fruit hangs confidently on the tree, powered by sunlight and nourished by the soil. Eat excellent quality fruit, and I'll promise; you won't feel anything is missing. (unless you are very hooked to all the unnatural foods and additives)
Fruit doesn't need to be covered by spices, sugars, and salt - most fruits will taste best as they are, to distort the fruits initial taste is usually not done for the better. The food cuisines around the world have created art. The chefs mix many ingredients and taste them together until no essential flavor seems to be left out, using spices and other foods to bring the dish to a precise balance of perfection.
The art of fruit is very different, the art of fruit is to be simple, fruit grows on plants, usually a tree or a vine. The art is to be captured by the beauty of this creation, to acknowledge its natural perfection.
The art is to be let it all happen by itself; nature provides you with the best nutrition available, usually packed in a juicy, sweet colorful form that outwins most desserts humans has created. If you don't believe me, you must try the durian fruit.
Fruit loves you back
Fruit is so complete and balanced, that eating it by itself is the most obvious way to enjoy it. If you start eating a sweet, sun-ripened mango, why would you think about eating anything else?
Art is something you appreciate, often beautiful and meaningful. Thank the fruit, kiss the fruit, nevertheless, fruit always loves you back.
I'm speaking about fruit like it was my first high school crush. If you don't resonate with that, I find that very understandable, but I think there is a fruit lover inside all of us. I would argue that some of us simply don't know it yet because of the lack of quality and quantity of fruits we've tried.
Anyway, I'll expand on why mono-mealing fruit or other foods are seen as very beneficial for maximizing our health down below. Let's get into everyones favorite subject.
Let's talk about poo-poo
- By eating one thing at a time, we make it easier for our body to digest the food. The body simply recognizes the food and notice the that it is only one particular nutritional profile, therefore the foods energy is absorbed efficiently at the same speed.
- By mixing many different foods in the same meal like wheat, beans, meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetables: You create a meal where the digestion time varies from 30 minutes up to 5 hours. Simplify your breakfast, lunch, and dinner for better digestion!
- If you eat lots of fruit your digestion will become more effortless, comfortable and the feces will become softer. (Pictures are given at request for one steem dollar)
Here are some simple, random food philosophies that everyone can adapt to independent of diet.
- The simpler the food goes through the system, the healthier it usually is for you.
- If you feel light and stable after a meal it's a good indication that it was a good choice. If you feel tired, sleepy or you just want to lay down in your own grave, maybe you should consider changing your food habits.
- Eat foods high in water, fruits and vegetables are high water content foods and are closest to match the 70 % water content of the human body. This will not only give you excellent nutrition, but additionally it will make you stay hydrated throughout the day.
- The better the food taste in and of itself, in its natural state without additives, the better it is for you. Follow your attraction, follow what we all yearn for within our hearts. Fruit is the only food that all our senses get attracted to in the foods natural state. Eat more fruit!
I'll leave you with a challenge!
You have two choices... well three - the third choice is not to choose. Well, I guess you still choose the choice not to choose. So two or three? I mean what? Do we even have free will anyway?
what is this world?
Am I choosing or does it only seem that way? Is this a deterministic universe? was I meant to write this?
what if I put this two stars here ** did I trick the universe now with my spontaneity? Haha, free will right there!
Ah... Everything is pre-destined anyways I guess....