What is the correct way of eating fruits?
- Eat fruits on an empty stomach
- Don’t eat fruits after your meals!
Eating fruits as a form of dessert has become a habit in many cultures. Not many people realize, however, that eating fruits after meals cause the food to ferment, which in turn causes bloating, or gas. If you eat two slices of bread, for example, followed by a slice of fruit, it will be difficult for the fruit to go straight through the stomach and into the intestines. The moment fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. The fruit mixes with other foods like a fruit machine emulation and putrefy them, producing gas. Hence you bloat.
If you burp after eating fruits such as a water-melon, or feel like running to the toilet every time you eat a banana, its time to eat your fruit on an empty stomach!
According to researchers, acidic fruits such orange and lemon become alkaline in our body, so there’s no worry about fruits being ‘too acidic’ when taken on an empty stomach.
When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans, or those heated up. Cooking fruits (think banana fritters, jackfruit porridge) destroys all the vitamins, hence eating them don’t do much good because all you get is the taste, but not the nutrients.
Drink your fresh fruit juice slowly, mouthful by mouthful, letting it mix with you saliva before swallowing. But of course, eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the fruit juice.