Many fruits boast a rich nutrient content; which ones should you be eating?
We are all familiar with the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables. These kinds of foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients that cannot be gotten from other sources (unless you supplement), and many of these compounds have been shown to fight and/or prevent disease.
On the Kaufmann Diet, you are encouraged to eat these foods too; in fact, vegetables, in particular, should likely comprise the bulk of your diet.
Fruits, too, can play an important part of the Kaufmann Diet; fruits like berries are rich in a variety of anti-fungal compounds. Fruits like lemons and limes are rich in Vitamin C––an important part of overall health. Avocados are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin E, and tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which has benefits against cancer.
Other fruits, however, like melons, bananas, oranges, and pineapple are discouraged, particularly in the beginning stages of the diet. Many people balk at this. After all, these fruits contain important nutrients, too! Shouldn’t we be eating these kinds of foods? Pineapple is a good example of this. Pineapple contains some potent antioxidants and nutrients, like bromelaine, that are beneficial for fighting inflammation––a key factor in many diseases. Why would we not want to include this in our diet?
If you are suffering from an underlying fungal or yeast problem, the last thing you want to do is feed that problem, or make it worse. Giving yeast and/or fungus an abundance of its favorite food––sugar––from any source, whether it is simple carbohydrates, candy, or even fruit, has the potential to do just that. Instead, it is very important to restrict sugar and carbohydrate intake, particularly in the beginning stages of The Kaufmann Diet.
This will work to starve any underlying fungal infection. Many dieters are shocked at the results they see when they begin to address an underlying yeast problem. Many people’s symptoms that have plagued them for years dissipate rapidly; brain fog and malaise clear up. Many lose weight.
In order to achieve these kinds of results, however, sugar must be eliminated, even in the form of most fruits.
As you progress on the diet, it is appropriate to incorporate a greater variety of fruits into your diet, such as pineapple. Some fruits, like melons and bananas, however, might be best to avoid altogether indefinitely.
What Are the Best Fruits To Eat?
This list constitutes some of the best fruits you can enjoy on the Kaufmann Diet. These fruits are low in sugar, high in nutrients and fiber, and are readily available.