We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and “when” to eat fruit. What is the correct way of eating fruit?
FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will assist in detoxifying your system, improve your energy, assist in weight loss and allow you to enjoy other life activities.
FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.
Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so due to the bread taken before the fruit. When it sits in the stomach it rots and ferments, turning to acid. When the fruit comes into contact with food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. Eat your fruits on an “empty stomach” or before your meals !
If you want to drink fruit juice – choose “fresh” juice. Most processed juice includes added sugar, and no pulp. The processing often kills most of the nutrients and you are left with a sweetened beverage with little nutritional value.
Tiny but mighty. They are a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. The vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Mom always told me “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it is a good source of antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Protective Fruit. Strawberries have one of the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits. They are covered in seeds and have been found to protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging and free radicals.
They are natures sweetest medicine. Eating 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.
A great thirst quencher. Watermelon is composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.
GUAVA & PAPAYA:
These two are the best sources for vitamin C. They are also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; providing nutrients for your eyes.