How To Eat Fruit Correctly
Some of this stuff’s been around for years.
One thing you’ll notice about viral emails is if
you search the web for key phrases in them, you’ll find hundreds
(possibly thousands) that simply post the entire piece and never
check their veracity.
This particular email has been around the block so
often that hitchhikers have hopped aboard. Little bits and pieces of
older viral emails have been added to them.
It took a while, but I
found the original piece had been written by
Devagi Sanmugam, a
chef from Singapore. This took me hours. Funny, but had I gone to
right away, I would have immediately found it. I didn’t go to Snopes
right away because it was obviously a conglomeration of myth, rumor,
and legend, which I didn’t need Snopes to tell me.
Here is the piece as it came to me (the email will
be in a blue text to distinguish it from my commentary):
Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by "un-orthodox"
way and many patients recovered.
He explains before that he is using solar energy to clear the
illnesses of his patients. He believes on natural healing in the
body against illnesses. See the article below.
HOW TO EAT FRUIT CORRECTLY:
Fruits and juices is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of
late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%. Cancer patients
shouldn’t die. The cure for cancer is already found. It is whether
you believe it or not? I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer
patients who die under the conventional treatments. Very few can
live for 5 years under the conventional treatments and most live for
only about 2 to 3 Years. The conventional treatments do not make any
difference because most cancer patients also live for about 2 to 3
years without undergoing any treatment. It is difficult to cure
those cancer patients who have undergone chemo and radiotherapy as
their cells are toxic and weak. When there is a relapse, the cancer
will spread very fast as the resistance Is poor.
It's long but very informative. We all think
eating fruits means just Buying fruits, cutting it and just popping
it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to
know how and when to eat. What is the correct way of eating fruits?
IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN
ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. If you eat fruit like that, it will
play a major role to detoxify your System, supplying you with a
great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices
of bread and then a slice of fruit. The Slice of fruit is ready to
go straight through the stomach into the Intestines, but it is
prevented from doing so. In the meantime the Whole meal rots and
ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit Comes into contact
with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass
of food begins to spoil..... So please eat your fruits
on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard
people complaining every time I eat watermelon I Burp, when I eat
durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel Like running
to the toilet, etc.
Actually all this will not arise if you
eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the
Putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!
Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the
Eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty
stomach. There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and
lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body,
according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If
you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the
Secret of beauty, longevity, Health, energy, happiness and normal
weight. When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only
fresh fruit juice, NOT From the cans. Don't even drink juice that
has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get
the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all
But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you
should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly,
because You must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
You can go on A 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat
fruits and drink fruit Juice throughout the 3 days and you will be
surprised when your friends Tell you how radiant you look!
KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium,
magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of
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.
STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total
Antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from
Cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.
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.
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
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.
Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this? For
those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to
you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However,
the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just
consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts
with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine
faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon,
this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot
soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS
NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom
is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the
jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course
of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common
symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they
are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound
sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better
chance we could survive.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10
people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.
Read this....It could save your life!!
The original piece
published by Devagi
Sanmugam only talked about
fruit and how to eat it. The part about the doctor who fights
cancer with fruit was added to give the piece and air of truthiness
(thank you Stephen Colbert). We worship doctors in America, and if a
doctor says it, it must be true.
The email circulates with two different stories
about the doctor. One story has the author meeting him at a
Christian conference. The other relates the response in a letter
(email or snail mail isn’t known); the doctor responds to questions
from the author. This one just has a statement by the doctor, and
then an excerpt from Sanmugam’s piece, and then a bit about the
nutrition of different fruits (a lot of disinformation), and then
two other viral pieces that have been added to the email as it has
First about the doctor.
I truly doubt his existence. I have searched every
medical database I know of and have yet to find him. If he’s been
curing cancer (at a rate of 80%) using fruit you’d think that one of
the 20 million people to visit my site would have told me about
The first part of this piece, the introduction,
sounds like it was written by a non-English speaking writer. The
stats that follow (supposedly by Dr Mak) are close, but still off,
so they do lack any authority. The last study I’ve read (and
mentioned at our site) showed that people who did nothing for their
cancer lived up to 12 years after their diagnosis as opposed to
those who underwent “heroic” measures.
Now comes the part that even Snopes calls “false:”
Eat fruit on an empty stomach.
It’s amazing how many people get all bent up over
this one. Snopes says it’s false. Many physicians and dieticians say
this is false. I went to see what Dr Andrew Weil (the guru of
integrative medicine) had to say about this, and what he said boils
down to, hogwash, the human digestive system can take anything we
If so, then why are antacids the most purchased
over the counter medication in America?
And why does heartburn
go away in people who try mono diets, or semi-mono diets, or food
Sure, our digestive system can take anything, but
should it? I can take a blow to the head, but is it really all that
good for me? Houdini could take a blow to the stomach, but died when
someone punched him and he wasn’t ready. He’d had a appendicitis
attack and the blow burst the appendix.
Food combining is a controversial topic, mainly
because at one point there was a food combining weight loss diet
that turned out to be a flop some time ago. Dieticians are
constantly debunking all these food combination routines, yet they
still tell us that eating our dessert last is the best way to have
sweets since the roughage from our meal keeps the sugar in the
dessert from spiking our blood pressure. So here we do have a bit of
food combining advice straight from the people debunking food
Now it is true that eating fruit on an empty
stomach allows the fruit to exit the stomach and be digested and
absorbed by the small intestines. This we know. However, if mixed
with other foods, it will not “rot” or “ferment” in the belly. Even
I bought into this theory years ago (and probably had to apologize
and correct it), but we know that food does not rot in the stomach,
nor does it ferment. Fermentation of our food, if there is any,
would occur in the large intestine.
We do know that people with too little acid (most
stomach problems involve too little acid, contrary to the belief
that too much acid causes acid indigestion) keeps your food longer
in your belly where it can “bubble” up to the esophagus causing
reflux. But this is a long way from rotting and fermenting.
Then, if we take into consideration that the first
humans on the planet were hunter/gatherers, we know that they ate a
wide variety of foods, but usually just one at a time. Since our
bodies haven’t changed much from that period, eating fruit first,
then the rest of our meal would make sense.
So, I’m going to propose that we eat fruit on an
empty stomach to properly digest it, but I’m not going to make this
a hard and fast rule.
Again, we just have to look at all the digestion
problems we face in this country to know that something is very
wrong with what we eat and the way we eat. Again, it cannot be over
emphasized that people who follow food combining rules have
discovered that their digestion problems go away.
This subject will never be closed until conclusive
studies are conducted, but don’t hold your breath. Research money in
this country is aimed at drug studies, not food studies.
Will grey hair, balding,
etc. end if we eat fruit on an empty stomach? No.
On the subject of fruit and cancer, well, this is
close enough to the truth to be accepted by non-critical thinkers,
of which our country has a surplus.
Berries are packed with
elligac acid which does fight cancer. Then there are the
bioflavonoids which also seem to help, and of course there is
resveratrol. All the phytochemicals in berries are just good for us.
I’ve received testimonials from two readers who beat their prostate
cancer using red raspberries. Yes, berries are powerful cancer
The Fox Grape (a wild concord) is also
a powerful cancer fighter.
However, a few oranges will not help you stave off
a cold. According to Linus Pauling you’ll need 6 – 10 thousand
milligrams of vitamin C to help you there (and a lot more if you do
get sick). Four oranges supply about 250 mg of vitamin C.
Watermelon does not come “packed with a giant dose
of glutathione.” It does help the body create glutathione. It’s also
a great foot bath.
Strawberries do not contain the “highest” total
antioxidant power. Goji berries and acai berries are in the lead in
The guava does contain the most vitamin C of all
fruits, but that comes out to around 125 mg. The papaya contains
about 95 mg. The papaya contains a lot of fiber, and if you are
eating fruit, that fiber will keep your blood sugar from spiking.
And finally, the added paragraphs about drinking
ice water with a meal and the heart attack advice are totally
These are the hitchhikers who hopped on along the
If you put an ice cube in with your food, by the
time it’s half way thru your small intestine, the ice will have
melted. The temperature of digestion is 100 degrees. Put an ice cube
on the sidewalk when the temp hits 100 and tell me how long it
lasts. This is pure bunk.
I was almost waiting for the heart attack piece to
tell me to cough to save my life. This stuff just circulates and
circulates and everyone passes it on thinking they’re doing you a
They are not. Delete it. It could save a