Fruit: When To Eat It & When To Avoid It
I love fruit and eat it everyday but am now learning there are specific times we should eat in relation to how we digest it. When you eat fruit, it enters the stomach and digestive juices as alkaline and the food begins to spoil and does not digest properly. This is why it's important to eat fruit in an order that supports digestion.
Here are some simple tips on how to eat fruit and digest food efficiently.
SAY YES TO FRUIT
Eat fruit on an EMPTY stomach. First thing in the morning is best as you absorb all the vitamins. This way, you will avoid digestive problems.
Give yourself at least 30 minutes after eating fruit before you eat something else.
Eat fruit 3 times a day. In-between meals is best, so I recommend eating fruit 30 minutes before you eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.
SAY NO TO FRUIT
DO NOT eat fruit with other foods. Our body uses different enzymes to digest fruit and it needs to process the nutrients and the fiber separately.
DO NOT eat fruit before you go to bed or after a meal. Sugars will keep you up and ruin the digestion process.
DO NOT eat fruit right before drinking cold beverages. If you drink COLD water after you eat, it solidifies any oily food you've consumed and slows down digestion. After you eat, it's best to have a warm drink.
FRUIT is a natural DETOXIFICATION tool and provides us with natural healthy sugar, so when eaten the right way it will cleanse your body of toxins and help the digestive system.
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