When to eat fruits? Before or after meal?
Most health experts claim how eating fresh fruits and vegetables are important to lead a healthy diet. They are a source of essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants that promote a healthy body. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, fruits and vegetables should make up at least half of your plate at meal times. While vegetables are believed to be consumed at any time, it is said that fruits should be at certain times, considering the excess amount of sugar they contain, reports NDTV.
Fruits are superfoods that are nature’s potent sources of essential nutrients; however, it is important to know that you cannot have fruits at any time of the day. Especially, you should avoid eating them right after eating your meal. One of the most common arguments for this statement is that sugar plus carbohydrates plus bacteria may result in the fermentation of the food, which may hamper your digestive system.
According to an Indian doctor, ‘Fruits should be eaten in the morning after a glass of water. If you eat fruits on empty stomach, it will play a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities. Ideally, fruits should be best eaten first thing in the morning, between breakfast and lunch and in the evening as snacks.
Eating a few pieces of fruits at least half an hour before your meal may help control overeating during lunch. Fruits before a meal allow you to put something that is low in calorie into your stomach. Also, eating fruit before your meal increases your intake of fibre as most fruits contain fibre.