Fruit therapy

There’s a popular saying that goes, “You are what you eat.” This is so true in our modern lifestyles, where we’re forced to eat unhealthy, processed foods laced with sugar, preservatives, unhealthy fats and oils.

It’s no wonder, then, that we have become more prone to lifestyle related diseases like obesity, stress, digestive problems, and many others. In fact, many naturopaths believe that all diseases can be cured through a healthy diet. Fruit therapy is just one of them: an opportunity for the body’s digestive and assimilative processes to take a break and the body to detoxify itself. Further, fresh fruits have many beneficial qualities, which fruit therapy can address.

Enzymatic Therapy with Healthy Fruits

Fruit therapy is practiced in many cultures, but south Asian naturopaths often claim credit for its origin. It can take many different forms: from a fruit-diet to supplementing your diet with raw fruit juices. One of the diets includes eating cooked and raw food in a 75 to 25 ratio. It’s also important to slowly ease yourself into a fruit-only diet, as the body is accustomed to eating cooked foods.

Different fruits have different curative properties, and can be used to provide relief from your ailments. Fruits are full of pure water, healthy sugars, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fibers. For instance, Papaya, orange, lemon and pomegranates help decrease high blood pressure. Papaya can be consumed every morning, while oranges and lemons can be had as freshly squeezed juices. Similarly, apples, carrots, watermelons and lime are very good in preventing skin diseases. Lemon, which is rich in vitamin C, is also useful for those who suffer from asthma and can help bring down a fever. Carrot and pomegranate can also help fight asthma. Carrot is one of the main fruits in controlling jaundice and diarrhoea. While not a fruit, bitter gourd, even in its juice form, is very effective in controlling diabetes.

A fruit-only diet will help your body rid itself of the toxins it has collected, and help your body revitalize. You can observe this diet once a week, or once a month, or for longer periods of time, like a week or a month.

On Harmony Hills of Snehagiri, Acharya Snehadas himself has planted different types of fruit Plants in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi who is the Patron of Ecology. He has artistically fashioned a garden called Harmony Park where all the elements of nature dances to the tune of love with St. Francis of Assisi.

Acharya Snehadas also employed the means of natural farming method of Subhash Palekar to provide fruits without chemical fertilizers and pesticide. Snehadas is surviving in Snehagiri for the last three years only on fruits and enjoying its multiple benefits.

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