A fruit contains lot of nutrients that help us in protecting against diseases, and lowers the incidence of heart conditions, stroke and even hypertension.
At the same time eating fruits without proper nutritional knowledge, can creates problems rather than benefits. Once you know the correct method and the best time to eat fruits, you will have the secret to beauty, health, longevity and happiness.
Below are the details about the worst and best time to eat fruits.
There must be at least 30 minutes gap between meal and fruit snack.
Diabetic people can eat the fruits an hour before the meal or two hours after the meal. This is because, sometimes, diabetes is accompanied with digestive troubles.
Fruits include simple sugars, which require time to absorb by the body. Thus when fruits consumed in between meals or on empty stomach, all the nutrients, the fiber, simple sugars is processed well in the body. This can results in optimum benefits from the fruits you have consumed.
Pre / Post Workout
Pre or post workout time is the best time to eat the fruits. You can eat fruits before or instantly after a workout session. The sugars from fruits will be used by the body to maintain the energy level that emptied during the work session.
What Is the Worst Time to Eat Fruits?
In the Evening before Bed
Eating fruits before the bedtime is not recommended. It causes the hike in blood sugar level and makes it difficult to fall asleep. So avoid eating fruits in the evening, if remember to eat any foods around 3 hours before bed time.
People who are on weight loss program should follow the “no-fruits” principle after lunch. This will leads the body into a calorific shortfall and the body will utilize the body fat that stored as energy. However, it is not necessary to avoid fruits when you reach an area of stability in weight loss.
General Guidelines for Eating Fruits
- Instead adding fruits something with food, it’s better to have more fruit at a time. The daily necessity of fruits is around 3 to 4 servings, which approximately 2 to 2 ½ cups of fruit.
- This can be fulfilled with just 2 apples or fruit salad. If you still carving for food after having fruits, analyze your breakfast whether it was insufficient or you need to plan your meals better.
- Ideally, one can sustain 1 to 2 hours after fruit servings. During this period body can digest and absorb the nutrients from the fruits completely.
- You can also enjoy the fruit salad with some Yogurt and little salt, if you are not having any of digestive ailments like acidity or indigestion.
- Also you can add fruits to salads, or cereals along with dry fruits and nuts. Pineapples, oranges, melons and pomegranate can be added to normal salads as well.
- APPLE: The antioxidant and flavonoids in apple enhance the vitamin C activity, even though the vitamin substances are very less. This increased action helps in lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke and colon cancer.
- KIWI: loaded in Vitamin C, twice of an orange, is a good source of magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and fiber as well.
- STRAWBERRY: This is rich in Antioxidants in comparison to other fruits. This fruit helps in protect the body from free radicals which otherwise can cause cancer and block the blood vessels.
- ORANGE: A good source of Vitamin C. Medium 2 to 3 oranges daily can reduce the amount of cold, lowers cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, also lowers the risk of colon cancer.
- WATERMELON: Watermelon contains almost 92% of water and also has a substance called Glutathione, which boosts immunity system. It also contains lycopene, which fights cancer. It also has good source of vitamin C and Potassium.
- GUAVA & PAPAYA: These are good source of vitamin C. Guava is rich in fiber which prevents constipation. Papaya loaded with carotene, a substance for good vision.
Remember: For diabetics, eating fruit on an empty stomach is not advised. Combination of fruits with a meal or snack can be a better option.