lol haha well I see most fruit/vegs as: sponges filled with flavored water and some nutrition. Fruits have added sugar. That’s my broad view.
Now, I also happen to like veggies. So I go deeper.
I eat salads as much as possible Silicon, the stuff that makes both fruits, veggies and our skin waterproof is a nice thing to have, so I enjoy them for that.
Then just under the skin, there’s usually some interesting gasses trapped there. Watermelon and Cucumbers are especially rich sources of NO for our bodies, which help wit memory formation, heart pumping and erections, as well as a general sense of well being and energy.
Pears have some kind of magic of their own. Long ago in the 90s, I was overdoing the atkins diet – even skipping on the fat and focusing on protein… only to find out that I was pooping rocks and coffee alone wasn’t enough.
But strict no-carb with a couple of pears at lunch? Problem solved. I was amazed.
I don’t get _too_ into the magic of particular veggies though. I try to get as many as i can and I try to get ones made of spongey material that my body digests as fiber rather than sugar.
In short: The spongy corn starch – which is VERY spongy indeed, is also USED by the body as sugar. I don’t need that.
But the spongy fiber in, say, peas, is more of the soluble fiber variety and my body likes that. So I shoot for the peas instead of the corn.
So, I keep simple nutrition rules for myself smile emoticon