Fruit Favours


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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

When I was young, I was not crazy about fruits. They were on our table after meals, 
and instinctively, I avoided them. I had eaten enough already! When I learnt more about
 their health benefits, they became more appealing. But when I began to start my day 
with organic green smoothies and fruits I began to enjoy my breakfast more than any other meal!

Fruit is Nature’s fast food. It can be had any time of the day and can easily replace any meal. Green smoothies take minutes to make and fill you up for a long time. I also realised that the 
act of adding green leaves to the fruit makes it so much more filling. Our body craves 
nutrition and mixing greens with fruit gives a boost of nutrients and energy all at once. 
It’s truly satiating. 

In case you are not a fan of fruits as yet, I urge you to start your day with only fruits and green smoothies and see if your outlook changes. It certainly changed mine. Now I am addicted!

Testimonial of Vandana and Ajay Khurana

Vandana and Ajay Khurana from Delhi attended a one day Reversing Diabetes and Hypertension seminar in Delhi in March 2016 and this started them on their journey to health. By the time they came for our 21-Day Health Retreat in June 2017, they were already considerably better and improved still further in diabetes and high bp within 3 days!

Coconut Pineapple Smoothie Ice Cream

Doesn’t the name itself sound yum! This naturally sweetened ice-cream can be made in minutes and had immediately!


  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana, frozen for a thicker consistency
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple, roughly chopped into large chunks
  • dash of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Layer ingredients into the blender and puree until smooth and creamy. With the blender turned off, use a spatula to scrape the sides as needed. Scoop into glasses or bowls and serve immediately.Enjoy!
Serves 4

Food for Mind


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 All about Fruits

Nature gives us amazing gifts and fruits rank quite high there! Words are less to describe the importance of this gift. Fruits are alkaline producing, rich in antioxidants, full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, phytonutrients and contain lots of water. Packed with these, they aid and sustain our well-being, provided we have them of course!

A fruit is actually something which can both quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger at the same time! It’s best is to have them raw. They act as angels for all the busy people out there….just grab a fruit and you are good to go.

Keep them in sight at all times and you will eventually pick one up and eat it! Also every colour has something to offer, so consume a variety of fruits. Make a fruit salad sometimes.

1. Have them on an empty stomach

Fruits when consumed with vegetables or cooked meals tend to ferment in your stomach, so it’s best to have them on an empty stomach. They are ideal breakfast foods and if in between meals, it’s good to have them at least after a two hour gap.

2. Make them your breakfast

Enjoy fruits along with your green smoothie. You can have as many as you like. You can snack on them again before lunch if you are hungry. This way it’s possible to eat only raw till lunch which is fabulously healthy and energising.

3. Get blessed

Your digestive system will bless you when you have fruits as it means a lot less work for it. Fruits are easy to digest.

4. Don’t mix melons with other fruits

Being more watery, melons (watermelons, muskmelons, sweet melons etc) digest faster than pulpy fruits. To avoid fermentation, best is to not mix melons with other fruits.

5. Best to have them whole

Remember nature has no juicers! When you juice a fruit, you remove the fibre which is so essential. Eat them rather than juice them.

6. Organic is highly recommended

Conventionally grown fruits are full of chemicals. Chemicals sprayed on the skin go right to the core. Organic fruits are both higher in taste and nutrition and are much better for your body.

7. Don’t throw the peels

The maximum nutrition is under the peel! And the skins are full of fibre too. The skin of citrus fruits can be dried or zested and should not be wasted.

8. Eat seasonal

There is a reason why Nature makes them available seasonally!

9. Eat as much as your heart desires

Fruits can do no harm. Even if you are diabetic! Of course you need to follow the whole plant based diet that SHARAN recommends too.

10. Use them as sweeteners

Instead of sugar, use dried fruits such as raisins, dates, berries as sweeteners.

This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Associate Reyna K Rupani, who is based in Mumbai. She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health & Weight loss program and also conducts Health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more. Find out how she has benefited in so many ways by going on a whole plant-based diet here

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