A cup of sliced guava red or white has nine grams of fiber, a low glycemic load and four times the vitamin C of an orange. Instead she suggests when visiting the grocery store or the farmers market scan the isles for the closest relatives of the wild things. It was humbling, and not a little frightening. Until recently, this made up almost 70 percent of the Okinawan diet. Felix was frightened of the sea at first, but little by little he got comfortable in the gently rolling surf.
I have come to appreciate open water an ocean, a big lake as a challenge, a mode of transport.
Eating on the Wild Side -- in Hawaii
The author also has an entire chapter devoted to tropical fruits, which comes in very handy for Hawaii residents. Bitter greens such as arugula, or lettuce that is red, red brown or purple are by far the most nutritious. Years ago, a close friend and I cemented a friendship that began in college by splashing our way around Hawaii, on his home island, Oahu. Robinson, it's one of the few vegetables that meets or exceeds the nutritional value of some wild greens. The modern varieties retain most of the nutrition of their Central American ancestors. To swim in the ocean is to immerse myself in wildness, to feel the way the water rises and falls like breath.