When should fruits be eaten, before or after food?


• Unlike what most people practised in the past, it has been discovered that it is wiser to eat fruits before a meal (at least 30 minutes, fruits like bananas will require at least forty minutes) rather than as a final complement to a full meal. This is because fruit usually digest and leave the system faster than other foods thereby increasing the transit time of the other foods. Increased transit time is not healthy. 

• Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.  Since fruit digests faster than bread, the slice of fruit digests quickly and is ready to go straight through your stomach into your intestines, but its passage is blocked by the bread which takes longer to digest…In the meantime the whole meal ferments and turns to acid. When the fruit comes into contact with the food in your stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. This will lead to production of gas which can cause bloating. 

• It’s a good practice to have fruit as breakfast and or dinner.

• If you must eat between meals it’s a good opportunity to take fruits.

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