I received this article from a good friend of mine who is a Nutritionist at UCLA, not sure who wrote it but I found it very interesting and thought you might like to know.
Here's to your health.
We all think eating fruits means simply buying fruit, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. You will benefit much more if you know how and when to eat.
Fruits should be eaten on an empty stomach…not as dessert after your meal as it is often done. If you eat fruit like this, it will also help to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities
Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.
As 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.
Consequently, when the fruit comes into contact with the food in your stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
So it is better to eat your fruit on an empty stomach or before your meals!
You have heard people complaining – Every time I eat water-melon after dinner I burp. When I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – Actually all this will not happen if you eat your fruit on an empty stomach.
The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!
Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under your eyes…all these will not happen if you eat your fruit on an empty stomach.
It is incorrectly presumed that some fruits like oranges and lemons are acidic and will enhance acidity in your stomach.
Research however shows that all fruits become alkaline in your body.
When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.
Cooking fruit destroys all the vitamins.
Eating the pulp or whole fruit is far better than drinking the juices. Fiber is good for you.
If you drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
A 3-day “fruit fast” is a very simple and effective way to cleanse and de-toxify your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!
During the “fruit fast” you can eat different fruits at different times, although occasionally mixed fruit salad would also be permissible and more interesting.
If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.
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