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We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know how and when
to eat fruit.

What's the correct way to eat fruit?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL! FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying 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, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's 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.

Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat!

There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, 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 the concentrated juice from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated. Don't eat cooked fruit; you don't get the nutrients at all. You get only the taste. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.

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. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!

AN APPLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from
cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

EATING 2 - 4 ORANGES a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce 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. Also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant. Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and Potassium.

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, good for your eyes.

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The air is crisp, the temperature has chilled and the trees are starting to shed their leaves. It is a time to start slowing down before it all picks up for the holidays. And with that being said, it is a great opportunity to take a little time for yourself! Besides maybe joining in on a yoga class, dropping in on a workshop or tuning in while getting massaged, we here at All That Matters have a whole store FULL of goodies that can transport you to a place of bliss.

Here are a few new items that we have received that can help bring you there.badger

~Badger Balm "Ready to Go" mesh gift bags. Choose from these combo bags filled with themes such as better rest, cheerful spirit or stress soother. They will all help rejuvenate your body and mind.
~Misticks Oil Diffusers. Wind down with the delightfully aromatic scents of these match
oil diffusers. Choose from sandalwood, lavender rosemary or ginger sutra (just to name a few)...Ecclectic scents at an incredible price, most anyone can enjoy these new fragrant masterpieces.
~Bundle up in Pranas new Bijou Jacket. Wool blend bonded to silky fleece, this bijou
jacket keep you warm and happy with its stylish presentation. OR choose from our many other wraps, vests, longsleeves and sweaters that we now have in stock! Hooray for layers!


"Winter is a sketch, Spring is a water color, Summer is an oil painting and Autumn is a mosaic of them all"
Hooray for October! May we find yoga in most anything we do, for example- apple picking! And what better time to pick apples than October. Keeping a holistic and healthy approach to things, I thought I would share a delicious apple receipe that doesn't include pounds of sugar.
Sooooo introducing: Cider-Braised Baby Bok Choy and Golden Apples
Igredients:
3 tbsp low -sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp apple cider
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 Baby bok choy, halved lengthsie, washed and spun dry
1/2 large golden delicious apple, cored and cut into 8 wedges
1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger

1) combine the broth, cider and soy sauce in a liquid measuring cup
2) In a 10in/25 cm straight sided saute pan with a lid, heat the olive oil and 1/2 tbsp of the butter over medium heat. When the butter has melted and is bubbling, sprinkle the salt over the pan. Arrange the bok choy, cut side down, and the apple wedges in one layer in the pan. Cook, without stirring, until the undersides of the bok choy and the apples are nicely browned, 6-7 minutes.
3) With tongs, gently turn the apple wedges over. Carefully pour the liquid into the pan and cover immediately. Simmer until the liquid is almost completely reduced (1 or 2 tsp will be left), 5 0 6 minutes. Uncover, remove the pan from the heat, and transfer the bok choy and the apples to a serving platter. Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp butter and the ginger to the pan and stir well with a silicone spatula as the butter melts, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Pour the sauce over the bok choy and apples, scraping it out of the pan.
Serves 4

This receipe is from the book Fast, Fresh and Green which is available for sale in our Store!
And for more things green, be sure to check out our Whole Foods 101 class coming Oct 25th:)