Myths Around Eating Fruit !
Author : Fareeha Jay
There are so many myth revolving around consumption of fruit.
People advocate that fruit should be consumed on an empty stomach and not to be eaten with a full stomach i.e. after your meals. The idea is that fruit if eaten with a full stomach will slow down the digestion, causing food to spoil in the stomach and it will cause discomfort and bloating.
It is true that fruit has fibre and it is slow release in the body, but it will do the same when we have it on an empty stomach. Although fruit can cause your stomach to empty more slowly, it will not cause food to sit in your stomach for very long. Slow digestion does not mean that it will spoil the food rather it’s good because it will help you feel fuller for longer.
There are some fruits which for some people are difficult to digest regardless of whether they eat on an empty stomach or a full stomach.
I keep on getting asked questions on what is the best time to eat fruit ? Or don’t eat at so and so time ….
Fruit is healthy and is full of fibre, minerals and vitamins. What so ever time you have it , you will get all these benefits . Any time is a good time to have fruit . The important thing is that it should suit your life and lifestyle .
I am Fareeha Jay, a registered Dietitian. I have a passion and desire to spread knowledge and awareness about healthy eating and lifestyle. The information I provide is based on scientific evidence but explained in a very non-scientific way. I want to break the myths around diet and food. I never want to give diet plans rather I want to empower people on their food and lifestyle choices, so that people can make their own diet plans for the rest of their lives.