INTERVIEWER: So Loren, in terms of the different
areas in the world, and the fruits that are local,
what are the most nutricious to eat? LOREN: Ok, the nutrition question, right? I want
you to remember, first of all, I understand the question I probably not gonna answer it, because I
can’t answer it, and that’s because you know, when I started to study nutrition,
35 years ago I could have told you most of nutrients and most common fruits and vegetables,
today I couldn’t care less, I don’t pay any attention to that, and I encourage you not to either,
because paying attention to that would put you right back in your head. Here’s what you want to do,
you want to really learn how to behave to your body, unless you ate bananas, we were talking
about bananas a minute ago, last time we spoke. Let’s say that you have a potasium deficiency,
for whatever reason, what you’re gonna find is that without knowing what fruits or vegetables
contains what, you’re gonna naturally be attracted to those things that contains relatively high amounts
of potasium, which is planted all over the place, so you might find yourself wanting bananas or
wanting dates or watermelon, and there’re other any places you can get them, but the good news
is, I believe, that no matter how intelligent we all may be, if we’re trying to figure it out from here,
we’re trying to outthink of the body, we’re trying to outthink nature,
we’re probably never gonna get it right. And look around and all the nutritionists you know,
that you see on TV or see online, and see how many actually look really healthy,
they’re working completely from here, they’re not paying any attention to the body, right?
I’m just right the opposite, I don’t pay any attention to what’s
the nutrient content, or this or that, not at all. I don’t think about that. Here’s what I do.
I keep my kitchen stocked with all the things
that are available, that I’m attracted to and that I believe belong in the body.
Those who already hear me knows that I eat fruit, fresh, ripe, preferably organic if possible.
I’m in Costa Rica, not very much to search for the organic. Fresh, ripe, organic, and mostly juice fruits,
soft tender leafy greens only. I do not buy these high nutrient content leafy greens everyone
out there is trumpeting about, kale and collard greens, I don’t buy those things, because they’re way too
difficult for the body to digest.
The most important thing is not what nutrients are in a substance, in a food but what nutrients
your body can easily and efficiently get into your cells, and that means you have to find
something you can digest easily. So it’s gonna be fruit, mostly high water content fruits,
softer than leafy greens, and remember that a fruit means flesh covering a seed,
so many of the things we think of as salad vegetables are actually fruits: tomatoes, cucumbers, red and
yellow peppers, avocados, they’re all fruits. We don’t eat green peppers because that peppers
are unripe and I said earlier all the ripe fruits, right? So green peppers are peppers that are not ripe.
All those things are ok, they’re all fruits. Now there was a question before I didn’t
answer about nuts and seeds, ok?
would you include nuts and seeds? My answer is you can. Personally,
what I found for myself and actually for other people who get their bodies really clean
and efficient is that it becomes so relatively easy to meet the body’s needs for fatty acids
that we need, they are really concentrated and really difficult to digest, relatively speaking,
difficult to digest nuts and seeds, there’s really no need for. I don’t eat them, I eat them a few times in
the year maybe, ussually because I’m doing a special meal for other people and I’m eating myself
with them, or because I’m somewhere it’s been served, but I don’t stock them, here on the refrigerator,
in the freezer I have no nuts, have no seeds, there’s not something I have, I buy them when
I need them, and it’s very infrequently. And I’m here to tell you if your body is clean
you can easily get all of your needs met, eating fruits, and softer than leafy greens.
Now if you complete your fast, when you complete a long fast, if both of you are doing it,
your system is going to be pretty darn efficient, you probably won’t find as I find,
you’re not gonna walk, a lot of high concentrated fat. A ripe avocado is much easier to digest, by the way,
than a salt almond, and a salt almond is much easier to digest than unsalt almond,
because when natural seeds were salted the enzyme inhibitors are eliminated,
those enzymes are active and you got
something that enzymes in the food are actually helping to your body, if you eat an unsalt almond,
a dry raw almond, you got like the hardest thing that you’ve ever digest, it’s actually easier
to digest when is cooked than when is raw, I’m not encouraging you to cook, what I’m saying
is raw unsalt almonds is not easy to digest. So a ripe avocado is much easier,
you can overdo that too.