FruitGuy Noir: June 27, 2005

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I got the call around 11am. She said her place had been hit by a candy sugar crash. This can be a tough town, I told her. There is always a gang of shady Hersheys miniatures egging you on from a clear plastic bowl. It's criminal – food crimes are the worst. She asked if I could come right over with a solution. I told her the FruitGuys were on the job.
When I arrived at the scene it was not pretty. Tiny foil wrapper casings were everywhere. Employees were huddled in corners, their lips smeared with chocolate, their bodies shaking from the sugar rush. Some were asleep at their desks, M&M’s spilled haphazardly near their mouths. It was like a modern day Pompeii – except that this Vesuvius was spewing processed-sugar that froze employees in their tracks.
I pulled out the Horn of Plenty crate and began to administer emergency fruit. This is a donut nectarine. It’s new, I shouted into a downed receptionist’s ear. It’s grown on a few acres hidden in the San Joaquin valley. It’s a hybrid of a donut peach and sweet yellow nectarine! She took a bite and stirred back to full consciousness. And this, I said to a lawyer who was stuck mid-brief, is the Saturn or donut, white-flesh peach. It’s bite sized, perfect for a quick pick-me up.
I turned around as a confused pack of employees approached the crate. They stopped and stood completely still. Green grapes? one said. It’s okay, I told them, just think of it as a green light. They charged and devoured the fruit. Last I saw there was an office of people working at top form, fueled the natural way and taking advantage of food that really works.
Psst – It’s in the water
by Deb Herlax, The FruitGuys nutritionist. deb@aboutworkfit.com.
Drink more water! Our bodies are over 70% water and yet most people drink very little water each day. In fact most office workers drink only coffee and soda during a typical workday. There are many reasons to drink water other than quenching thirst. All of your bodily functions depend on water. If you’re not drinking water your body and mind will not function as they should, affecting everything from blood pressure to muscle contractions. In my business, I see people everyday who don’t drink enough water. The typical suggestion of eight, 8 ounce glasses daily is a good place to start. If you workout daily and/or sweat a lot, increase this amount.*
*It is suggested that you check with your doctor before starting any new nutritional program.

 

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