It would be well for us to do less cooking and to eat more fruit in its natural state. Let us teach the people to eat freely of the fresh grapes, apples, peaches, pears, berries, and all other kinds of fruit that can be obtained. Let these be prepared for winter use by canning.” Testimonies. Vol. 7, 134.
“Intemperate eating is often the cause of sickness, and what nature most needs is to be relieved of the undue burden that has been placed upon her. In many cases of sickness, the very best remedy is for the patient to fast for a meal or two, that the overworked organs of digestion may have an opportunity to rest. A fruit diet for a few days has often brought great relief to brain workers. Many times a short period of entire abstinence from food, followed by simple, moderate eating, has led to recovery through nature’s own recuperative effort. An abstemious diet for a month or two would convince many sufferers that the path of self-denial is the path to health.” The Ministry of Healing, 235.
High-fiber foods like green beans can help you prevent weight gain and even promote weight loss—without dieting.
Boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed resulted in losing 4 ½ pounds.
Also try raspberries, chickpeas and strawberries.
Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C. It also has lycopene, an antioxidant that may help protect against heart disease and some types of cancer.
Eating foods that are full of water, such as watermelon (92 percent), helps keep you satisfied on fewer calories. (Interestingly enough, drinking water alongside foods doesn’t have the same effect.)
Also try cucumbers (95 percent water), salad greens (90 percent), and strawberries (91 percent).
The diverse range of polyphenol—health-promoting plant compounds that include athocyanins and ellagic acid—provided from berries, like blueberries, can help keep your heart healthy.
Eating just under a cup of mixed berries daily for 8 weeks can increase levels of “good” HDl cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
Also try red raspberries and strawberries.
Eating more vitamin-C-rich foods—such as tomato—may be a secret to smoother skin.
Vitamin Cs can have youthful effects on skin, like lowering the risk of wrinkles and age-related dryness in middle-age women. Its antioxidant properties help protect against ultraviolent in keeping skin firm via collagen synthesis.
Also try oranges, strawberries, and broccoli.