Today, I recieved in the post a small booklet published by the Californian Fruit Growers Exchange in, I believe, the 1930's.
It is called 'World's New Dental Story' and gives the amazing results obtained when children already on a so-called 'excellent diet' had the addition to their diet of two daily 8 ounce glasses of Orange juice (with the juice from half a Lemon added to each glass to enhance the flavour).
The children's diet remained exactly the same except for the addition of the Orange juice.
At the end of the year the researchers found that:
Tooth Decay was decreased by...57%
Gum Troubles were reduced by...83%
Growth rate was improved by...75%
The juice was raw and fresh squeezed using Sunkist Oranges.
When the amount of fresh Orange juice was reduced to only 3oz daily (instead of the two lots of 8oz) the amount of decay increased once again, and gum troubles also increased.
This is very inspiring to me, especially because the children's initial daily diet was high in dairy products (1 quart of milk and 1.5 oz of butter), which did not seem to help improve the state of their teeth, and it was only when Orange/Lemon juice was added that their dental health improved noticably.
I think that examples such as these, of the power of fruit helping health are very precious. It seems that fewer such studies are being carried out today, and I wonder if the pharmacuetical industry and the processed food industry have more power now than they did 80 years ago.
Fruity Fare ♥
Morning—14 fantastic Teeny-weeny Organic Oranges, juiced in my mouth. I think these have been the best of the best I have had so far on my diet, so sweet, rich and syrupy.
Afternoon—3 Teeny-weenies, 6 Biodynamic, and 2 Regular Oranges, all juiced in my mouth.
Fruitful Exercise ♥
40 minutes workout
40 minutes fast walking.
Have Beautiful days ♥
Love and Peaches XX.