Picture your life a month from now – completely pain free from all the digestive disorders that once plagued your body.
Did you know that fruits hold an important key to solving your stomach problems?
Fruits are one of nature’s most precious food in existence.
A majority of people, especially those who believe in good nutrition, know the importance of having fruits on a regular basis. There are even therapies prescribed that focus on one or a combination of fruits (e.g. lemon; apple and banana; watermelon) because of its great energy source, carrying natural and beneficial ingredients that help boost our immune system. It is no question that fruits are important for one’s diet.
However, the problem lies on how to eat it properly without causing any stomach discomfort.
Many claim that they do not want to eat fruit, because it does not “agree with them”. In most cases, this is a wrong statement, because it is not in the eating fruit that causes the problem, but in how and when it is eaten.
Simply put, fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach only.
The reason behind this is that fruit is a type of food that is mainly made up of natural sugars and water. Therefore, your body doesn’t need much effort to digest it. There is the exception of course of some dense fruits such as avocados and bananas, but in most cases, when fresh fruit is eaten, it just goes right through your stomach and straight into your intestines to be digested.
Consuming fruit when your stomach is empty is perfectly fine. What makes the situation complicated is when that stomach of yours is full of other food and is busy in digesting them and then you add some fruit on top of it. Now the fruit wants to head straight to your intestines, but is being blocked by the other food that you had earlier. It then gets stuck there, on top of the other foods as it immediately starts to ferment and putrefy, and the result? Digestive problems such as gas, bloating, heartburn, acid reflux, etc. Your next ideal step would then be to head for your antacids — which is what I call the “band-aid” approach to treating your condition.
If you want to see and feel a big difference in your health, go ahead and eat fruit. But have it either alone (for breakfast), or as a first course of your meal. Just make sure you allow at least 20 minutes for it to pass through your stomach, before you have other foods.