Elements of Health · Fruit

21,699 people have taken on rules to modify this element of their health.

Questions and tips about this rule…

These questions and tips are made from the Game Wall.

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lucianaalfaro has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 9,892 pts

Don’t you ever plea for fruit?
Sometimes I fell I’m the only one losing life points and asking for help…

:) Nicolette
over 2 years ago

Oh, I plea for fruit at least once a month!

:) Starfevre
over 2 years ago

I’ve done it twice already this month

:) MaryAnn
over 2 years ago

Don’t worry, Luciana. I’ve done it already this month. Lots of other people have as well.

:) MaryAnn
about 2 years ago

Also, you have really a LOT of rules! I think it would be hard for anybody to keep up with that many rules or goals in a month.

:) kkapil
over 1 year ago

Yes MaryAnn is right.

:) kkapil
over 1 year ago

Yes MaryAnn is right.

over 2 years ago

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clarissawam has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 1,180 pts

So much fruit. What can I do with it? Heal other people, right? Anyone need healing?! (I wonder if their “fruit” category is meant for this or for “how can I eat more fruit” type questions lol)

:) clarissawam
almost 4 years ago

LOLOL ok that answers my question in brackets. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE EAT FRUIT RULE, I EAT PLENTY OF FRUIT!!

:) erloteiel
almost 4 years ago

Yep, fruit is only good for healing. Also, it doesn’t carry over to the next month. I left a bunch rotting on the vine my first month.

almost 4 years ago

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dEvaJ has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 2,293 pts

Ask and You shall receive :)

:) dEvaJ
almost 4 years ago

Ok, it’s not about the Eat fruit rule.

It is about the Plea for Fruit option!!!

Just do it!

:) MaryAnn
almost 4 years ago

:-)

almost 4 years ago

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dEvaJ has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 2,293 pts

Who needs fruit? I have plenty to share!

:) dEvaJ
almost 4 years ago

Ooops, not a rule question, who needs to plea for fruit?!?

:) gowithGrace
almost 4 years ago

Thanks for asking! I don’t need any more yet. Can you believe it’s the middle of the month?!

almost 4 years ago

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vivikush has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 2 · 959 pts

Anybody choose eat more fruit as one of their rules? How are you sticking to it?

:) Smitha
about 4 years ago

I had this rule for a long time and now it’s a regular habit.. i just stock up on at least 3 different fruits that i’m fond of. And then make sure i eat one after breakfast or lunch, instead of dessert. You could also have some fruit instead of a snack when you’re hungry. And you could carry a peeled/ cubed fruit when you travel, so you want to eat it :-)

Good luck with your rules this month!

:) vivikush
about 4 years ago

Thank you! I tried to make a smoothie today and it came out okay. I need to go to the store and stock up on more fruit. c:

about 4 years ago

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msmaggie has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 1,916 pts

For some reason HM has decided I should stockpile fruit this month. Don’t be shy if you need some, I’m happy to give!

:) Geceyar
over 4 years ago

jtzjm4

:) Geceyar
over 4 years ago

jtzjm4

over 4 years ago

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gwendylou has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 640 pts

Rye—How did you get those extra fruits??

Mommo— are you checking in??

:) frschoenfeld
over 4 years ago

I think I got them from a wheel spin. I’m losing life points, though. I’ve been helping Mom check in, but I don’t know if she knows about the wall.

:) gwendylou
over 4 years ago

I dont really understand how you get what… it seemed like this was a good plan, but I am not so sure now…

:) frschoenfeld
over 4 years ago

I think it actually is a good idea. I think the idea is just to focus on parts of it, like maybe the points or life-points. I say we stick it out for this month, then re-evaluate.

over 4 years ago

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rulabo has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 1,859 pts

How do we know if someone needs fruit… I forgot where to look…

:) rulabo
over 4 years ago

Not really a question about EATING fruit, huh?!? : )

:) MaryAnn
over 4 years ago

You just set the tab so you’re looking at the “All” wall (or you can use “your friends”, but that may be just a few people), and look down the game wall until you see somebody who’s made a plea for fruit.

For example, there’s a plea the second post down from this one.

:) MaryAnn
over 4 years ago

I should say, first you click on “Game wall” (in green at the top of the display), so you’re not just looking at your own profile page or something. :-)

:) rulabo
over 4 years ago

Thanks! I was able to help a couple of people, I think! I’ll have to be diligent in checking that more often!
: )

over 4 years ago

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whr200 has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 962 pts

How much fruit do you eat each day?

:) Julis
over 4 years ago

One

:) Julis
over 4 years ago

One

over 4 years ago

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aliciajane has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 1,564 pts

How do I turn my fruit into life points?

:) CatOClysm
almost 5 years ago

You have to make a plea for fruit and then you can heal yourself. I guess it’s a way to keep you accountable — you can’t quietly just put yourself back to ten life points!

:) aliciajane
almost 5 years ago

I can’t seem to find where to make that plea???

:) aliciajane
almost 5 years ago

oh nevermind I found it

:) CatOClysm
almost 5 years ago

The site can sometimes be a little confusing — there are features I can never find no matter how many times I use them.

:) Verusquinha99
over 4 years ago

eu gostaria de saber jogar mais nao sei

:) Verusquinha99
over 4 years ago

eu gostaria de saber jogar mais nao sei

almost 5 years ago

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SusanT has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 4,197 pts

I am in a passionate, torrid love affair with pomegranates, which I just discovered last week. What do I need to know? Is there a pomegranate season? Can I remove the arils and freeze them for later? Can I marry them?

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

:-)

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

You can buy pomegranate juice, you know.
If you buy it from a healthfood store, you can get the real, unadulterated stuff. That way, you can fill your whole mouth with the taste, all at once. And over and over again. :-D

And there’s at least one version of pomegranate liqueur.
I think there’s a tart one, and a more sweet one.

Instead of cutting the fruit open, have you tried breaking open the peel, and then, manually and carefully, separating the sections?
The structure of it is really interesting, and beautiful.
… how the arils (wow, Susan knows the term “aril” already!) are arranged in little compartments.

Enjoy your love affair!

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

I’m not sure if you could actually “marry” them, but I think you could probably come up with some ideas for, ummm, some other things you could do with them.
You know… like… on one of those days when the kids are all out of the house, say.

:) EvaC
almost 5 years ago

Eating them in the bathtub?

:) Kimberly W
almost 5 years ago

At some stores like trader joes and whole foods you can buy the seeds (arils?) all ready to eat. I shell out for that because I don’t like the work of getting them out. The easiest way I’ve found to do that is by doing it all underwater in a bowl. You score the flesh and kind of work them out with your fingers. They are delicious!

:) EvaC
almost 5 years ago

Sometimes Costco carries loose pomegranate arils, too.

:) EvaC
almost 5 years ago

Oh, and Trader Joe’s carries chocolate-covered ones!

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

:-D
Now where is Susan, with all this going on?

:) Bridget
almost 5 years ago

I suspect Susan is alone with her loose pomegranate.

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

…. lollll …..

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

Actually, I was at a family gathering without my essential phone. I had left it in the car. The gathering was a bday celeb for 24-year-old niece to whom I gave a …. Drum roll please … Pomegranate. I wrote a thing about how the pomegranate takes more work than, say, an orange, but has such an amazing payoff and then parlayed that into a wish for her to have beautiful, fragrant, wonderful, satisfying experiences this year. They asked me to show them how to open it so I did a little cooking show demo in the kitchen which was fun.

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

Mary Ann, what was it you were eating over yogurt or ice cream earlier in the fall?

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

EvaC that sounds wonderful!

:) EvaC
almost 5 years ago

I know, I know! (waves hand wildly in air) Blackcurrants!

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

Blackcurrants in their juice.
Comes in a big jar, imported from Poland. I’ve found it in only one grocery store, in a smaller city/town where husband’s mother lives, about 45 minutes from us in the major city.

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

:-D Eva.

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

I knew it was something exotic.

:) Brooke
almost 5 years ago

SUSAN,

I can vouch for it:
YES, you can DEFinitely marry a pomegranate!

And in other news:
This past week,
To two different parties,
I brought bowls of pomegranate seeds I’d extracted.
Some folk loved them, others cared not.

Not long ago,
I went online
to see if there’s a best way
to get to those juicy little devils
without destruction and mayhem.

I found:
Martha Stewart’s way
destroys the seeds and puts juice everywhere.

The underwater way
doesn’t really solve much of anything at all except that juice doesn’t get everywhere.

So far, the best way (although the video’s arrogant title says it’s the “correct” way… I think it just works best, for me)
and I’ve opened and eaten many, many, many a pomegranate, is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iHbSzM63Hs

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

Wonderful video!
It shows the little sections and compartments!
And it keeps the seeds all nice and whole, and not dripping in water!

It’s great to know there’s a systematic way of doing this, that doesn’t wreak havoc.

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

Thanks, rachael! I guess poms and I are natural pals because that video is the way I do it! With the first one, my son’s girlfriend cut it in half horizontally and we dug out all the rails with spoons. Talk about a mess. I knew there had to be a better way. With each one, I enjoy seeing how neatly I can get them all out. Think I will try her tip about cutting the top though. I have been cutting too much off.

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

Susan – that was Brooke who posted the video.

Yeah, cutting the pomegranate right through is a travesty, IMHO.
Not to even mention the mess, when you butcher it like that.

I love looking at how the seeds are arranged, and all packed in tightly together – and that FABULOUS colour!
Opening it as in the video, keeps all that intact.

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

Brooke! I’m sorry!! My eyes were covered in pomegranate shaped stars as I admired your idea of taking rails to a party! Thank you, Brooke.

:) SusanT
almost 5 years ago

Arils, not rails. Helpful auto-incorrect always on the job.

:) Brooke
almost 5 years ago

Susan, I knew you were addressing my post… no worries.

Now, “arils,” is a new word for me and thanks for that.

Mary Ann, the lusciousness of the bursting red insides, the seeds just crammed in there… what stunning beauty, I so agree.

:) MaryAnn
almost 5 years ago

Oh good! I just love that.
And that transparent deep red….
….sigh….

almost 5 years ago

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ScarletBothrium has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 930 pts

I want to heal someone, but I don’t want to give up my life points. They don’t seem to be asking for fruit and I’m not sure if I simply gave them fruit if they’d use it. Maybe. They only have 3 but you need 4 to heal yourself. So, they might use it.

Anyhow, I have tons of fruit to give and no one to give them to. Where’s the fruit plea button? I gave up searching on page 5. I’ll check back next time I’m on, but would have liked to click the button to find all the pleas.

almost 5 years ago

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sparklemotion has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 5 · 2,069 pts

So, team strategy wise: given that as far as I can tell, no one on the team needs fruit right now, is there a benefit to self fruiting (to bring me up to 10 life points) or fruiting on other people’s pleas (if they’ve already reached a safe point?)

As in: do we get more personal or team points for ending with more life points?

about 5 years ago

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shibori has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 2,456 pts

How do you give yourself fruit i.e. exchange your own fruit for a life?

:) Solomon
about 5 years ago

You have to ask for it on the wall. I seem to recall it’s the button on the right? You post and then you can send it to yourself via the post.

:) immlass
about 5 years ago

“Add something to the wall” has a “plea for fruit” option.

:) ElsaM
about 5 years ago

And PLEASE do! The wheel has been randomly giving me bonus fruit, so I am eager to share before it all goes away at the end of the month.

about 5 years ago

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the_wanlorn has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.empty.16 -172 · 2,833 pts

Does it bother anyone else that when you refresh the page, your fruit list changes fruits? Like two seconds ago I had a strawberry and a lemon, and now it’s a watermelon and plums. Who is taking my fruit and replacing it with other fruits >:(

:) meghanc
over 5 years ago

Hee. It totally bothers me, and is something that I’ve seen come up on forums about this before, too—what happened to my lemon? Why do I now have a disgusting watermelon? Gross.

:) Langy
over 5 years ago

I know! This bugs me too. And I want to choose which fruit I use to heal other people.

over 5 years ago

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cbedran has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 1,703 pts

Apples!!

over 5 years ago

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cbedran has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 1,703 pts

Apples!!

over 5 years ago

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SusanT has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 18 · 5,276 pts

Bing cherries are in season right now and are at their low price for the year. I recently discovered how DIVINE frozen cherries are. I rinse them and put them in ziploc bags in the freezer. They can be de-stemmed and/or pitted, but I do neither. Easy as can be, and a wonderfully refreshing treat. 1.5 cups of cherries is 110 calories. Just so good.

:) Bridget
over 5 years ago

oh, yum! I never thought of freezing them. thanks, Susan.

:) Paula Gregovich
over 5 years ago

AH, yes, sounds very good! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm, Susan! Nice to know how low cal they are, too!!

:) CynthiaR
over 5 years ago

Oh, my dad told me the same thing yesterday! Except he said they went through 5-1/2 pounds of the things this past week and none every got in the freezer! They do sound divine.

:) MiddleClassLady
over 5 years ago

I freeze grapes and cherries, and love to eat them. You know, Susan, when you eat those 110 calories, you’re not just getting carbs and vitamins, you’re getting a boost of high-quality hydration AND a powerful antioxidant punch (read: anti-inflammatory!) Keep up the great work :-D

:) SusanT
over 5 years ago

MMT, I love frozen grapes too, and frozen blueberries! Love getting antioxidants in such a juicy, refreshing way.

over 5 years ago

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Bpakchong has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.empty.16 -3 · 43 pts

What kind of fruit do you like?

:) SusanT
over 5 years ago

Peaches, frozen blueberries, watermelon, raspberries, blackberries, oranges, apples, and an occasional banana.

over 5 years ago

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Bpakchong has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.empty.16 -3 · 43 pts

I like fruit

over 5 years ago

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Ronnie has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 4 · 5,215 pts

How do I heal myself with the fruit that I’ve earned?

:) kim_m29
over 5 years ago

You have to actually do a plea for fruit, then you have the option to heal yourself. Friends can heal a life point with 2 pieces, you have to give 4 pieces of your own fruit to heal 1.

:) Ronnie
over 5 years ago

Yay. I healed myself, and then was able to delete the request. I just wanted to make it through on my own through this last little bit.

over 5 years ago

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aavilamo has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 739 pts

Watermelon is 93% water by weight. Hence to provide 20 calories per 100 g. half the calories provided by fruits lighter.

Despite being a food light, contains considerable quantities of vitamin C and B vitamins, without whose presence the body’s cells would be unable to produce energy.

over 5 years ago

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aavilamo has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 739 pts

MAKE LEMONADE AS WATER AND BETTER EVERY DAY IF YOU ADD A TEASPOON OF BAKING.

El Limon is a miracle product to kill cancer cells. So from now on you can help a friend in need, letting him know that you should drink lemon juice with baking soda to prevent the disease.

This plant is a proven cancer cure for cancers of all types and baking soda changes the PH of your body. Some say that is useful in all forms of cancer.

It is considered also as an anti-microbial spectrum against bacterial and fungal infections that are living in places acids, adding baking soda to your lemonade you change the Ph of your body, is effective against internal parasites and worms, regulates high blood pressure and antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.

over 5 years ago

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rededge has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 6,203 pts

How do I plea to get a fruit as I accidentally miss one of my rules?

over 5 years ago

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dcoletta has a tip for the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 4,713 pts

I have a lot of fruit piling up. Anyone fruit-hungry?

:) Merrill
over 5 years ago

I have a feeling I will be at the end of this week. :-)

over 5 years ago

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Brooke has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 1,273 pts

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT:

I gotta lotta fruit.
If you’d like some,
say the word!

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

Woid

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

I meant: void.
As in: say da void.

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

Okay, back to work.
Voik.

Sigh.

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

Jus’ zay da void an’ all da goils vill ged back to voik.

:) SylvieF
over 5 years ago

Perhaps gnot ALL da goils.

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

If only I gnu da gut voids fer ALL da goils….

over 5 years ago

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Brooke has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 1,273 pts

Anybody
need any
FRUIT?

over 5 years ago

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Brooke has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 1,445 pts

I HAVE A TON of FRUIT.

I looked for notes of “Fruit-Hungry” Healthy Booklovers
but found nada.

If you would like some fruit
to boost your Life Pointage,
Please make a Plea.

This is a plea for pleas.

If I don’t give up this fruit
it will sit in the larder and spoil.
Have at it, maties!!!

over 5 years ago

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Shawn has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 15 · 3,181 pts

Hi everyone, I have extra fruit…can I use this to increase my life points? I thought I heard I could trade it in, but can’t remember how that’s done. Thank you for the help!

:) Merrill
over 5 years ago

Hi Shawn- You have to make a plea for fruit…then you can heal yourself. FYI…it takes four pieces of fruit to heal yourself for each Life Point, versus two pieces of fruit when healing someone else. :-)

:) Paula Gregovich
over 5 years ago

WOrd or what Merrill said ;-)

:) Shawn
over 5 years ago

Ok, will do!

:) gowithGrace
over 5 years ago

And you can only make a plea for fruit if you’ve dropped below 10 Life Points.
Futhermore, you can use extra fruit and Life points to connect with players directly if they are hooked up to email (find that option to the right on the game wall.

Click on a players name an it will take you to their profile. You’ll see what I mean under the players picture.

fyi: more than 10 LPs don’t really count for wonderfulness. Less than 1 diminishes the team’s standings.

And now is a good time to invite other players to join our team if they are not already on a team.

over 5 years ago

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SorrowLupe has a question about the Eat fruit rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 5,681 pts

… Can you heal yourself with fruit on here?

:) karenv
over 5 years ago

You can! Just do a ‘Plea for fruit’ and then heal yourself – four fruit for one life point! :)

:) SorrowLupe
over 5 years ago

ah. ;)
Genius…. :D

over 5 years ago