When you have been advised to live on fruit juices or juices or soups of vegetables, you should take about 250 milliliters of fruit juice or clear soup or juice of vegetables three to four times in a day. The best juices are those of oranges, pineapple, rose apple, raspberry and tomatoes. If the juice is too thick, mix it with plain water in the proportion of 1:3/4th. Juice of gourd, tomatoes and carrot can be taken in its natural form.
If you do not have a juicer, grate the fruits or vegetables and squeeze them and filter the juice. Other vegetables have to be half a kilogram and should be boils in 250 millimeters of water and the juice drunk. When you are living on fruit, take them thrice daily. But take one kind of fruit at one meal. For example you can take tomatoes for breakfast, orange at lunch and apples for your dinner. If you can take the same fruit at all meal times, it would be still better.
The total intake of fruits in the day should not be more than one to one and a half kilograms. When a diet of fruit and milk is indicated, take 250 to 350 millimeters of milk with the fruits. If your appetite improves, as it should, the quantity of the milk can be increased to half a liter at one time. Unboiled milk should be taken in the morning and even during lunchtime milk boils in the morning can be ingested. Sip the milk as you munch the fruit. It will be more beneficial than gating the fruit and drinking the milk.
Even when you are on a diet of fruit juices, do not forget to drink one to two liters of water in the day. If your bowls do not move automatically during the fruit & milk diet, take recourse to an enema. But the bowels must be evacuated properly and no morbid humors or substances should be allowed to accumulate in the body. Water and food-
Intake of water: -
One must drink one to one and a half liters of water in 24 hours. The best time for taking water is the first thing in the morning, one hour before meals and two hours after. If you must drink water during the meals, see that the quantity does not exceed 200 to 250 millimeters if you have taken water one hour before the meal, you will not feel the need to take it during eating. But still, water may be take during the meal according to need and inclination.
Time of meal :-
The interval between two meals should be five hours or more. The last meal of the day must be eaten two to three hours before you get into bed. Break fast between seven to eight in the morning lunch between twelve nouns and one the afternoon and twelve dine between six and seven in the evening.
Whole meal bread: -
The best wheat flour is when you have cleaned and dried wheat and ground it through a hand mill. Do not pass the flour through a sieve so that the bran is not separated. Bran is the substance, which provides roughage needed to avoid constipation and it also contains the necessary vitamins. The dough should be kneaded two to three hours before it is used for Chappatis (whole meal bread).
The Chappatis (whole meal bread) should be thick but it needs patient to cook it property. A thin Chappatis is of course the best since most people are likely to count the number of Chappatis they take without regard to their size or thickness. Do not eat the Chappatis with the vegetables since you may not chew it properly. Eat them separately or alternative mouthfuls of Chappatis and vegetables.
Good quality, properly cleaned wheat should be used for being ground into porridge. Each wheat grain should be broken into eight to ten pieces. Separated and the porridge should be toasted over a hot plate lightly till it turns brown. It should then be cooked like rice. Its consistency should not be too thick or too thin. It should be cooked over a slow fire till it is properly done. It should not be mixed with salt or milk even though people are in the habit of adding these substances to porridge. The best sweetening agent for the porridge would be raisins added to it while it is being boiled.
Unmilled rice is the best. The necessary vitamins, which are found in this cereal, are lost in the process of milling and polishing. The paddy should be treated at home with the help of a large pestle, which only separates the husk and leaves other elements in fact.
Add only enough water to cook the rice. If too much water were added it would have to be either dried up by heat or passed through a sieve destroying its starch and also some other elements.
Vegetable, which can be eaten with their rind on, should be eaten unpeeled. If the outer covering is hard scrap it with a sharp knife. Wash the vegetables before cutting them into smaller pieces. Add a little Ghee or sesame Coconut or ground nut-oil and add a few Cummins seeds and let the vegetable cook over a slow fire. Most of the vegetable contains natural moisture and water does not have added to them for cooking. The most that you can do is to cover them with a lid and put a little water over it so that some moisture is added to the pan in which the vegetable is cooking. Try to see that the natural moisture of the vegetable is not burnt by excessive heat since many vital elements are thus lost.
Salt turmeric Cummins seed may be added as seasoning. The less salt you take the better it is if you feel like taking Ghee add it after the vegetable has been cooking and not before.
A salad is prepared out of raw vegetables. All vegetables, which can be eaten raw, can form part of the salad. For example, you can eat cucumber, carrot, radish, onions, tomatoes, spinach, green coriander and cabbage for salad. Take any three of these vegetables and cut them into small pieces. Season them with salt if you must, but the best would be to eat them as they are. The normal amount of salad per head (adult) should not be more than 250 grams. You can add a little curd also to the salad if you like. A salad can be made out of fruits also. The best time to take the salad is before the meal.
WALKING DEEP BREATHING AND SLEEP: -
During a walk you must move briskly. Your back should be straight and the arms moving. The normal speed of walking should be about four miles per hour. Take a different route for a walk every day as that would be more enjoyable instead of taking the same route every day. Five to six miles walk in the morning and two to three miles in the evening is the best. Those who are starting to take a walk should not overstrain themselves but increase the distance gradually.
DEEP BREATHING: -
Deep breaths should be taken during a walk. In halation should become a natural rhythm with you in halation and exhalation should both be done slowly.
Sleep should be sufficient to give a sense of relief from exhaustion but do not over sleep nor laze about in bed when you are not sleeping. The ideal time for sleep is from nine o’clock in the night to five in the morning. Those who feel sleep all the time returns to normal sleeping hours after some days during summer a siesta for an hour or so will refresh you. If you cannot sleep relax for an hour after lunch.