Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fruit- Friend or Foe?

Be Careful How You Eat Fruit

fruit strawberries Fruit helps detoxify your body, provides immune building antioxidants, and gives you wonderful uplifting energy- But only if you eat it correctly.

Yes, there is a correct way to eat fruit. If you eat it with other foods,  you may be doing yourself more harm than good.You may think that eating and getting the amazing health benefits from fruit is as simple as popping a piece of delicious fruit  into your mouth. Not so, says many health experts, including Dr Oz.

  Fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach and should not be combined with any other foods.


Fruit digests differently than other foods. Eating fruit with other foods can promote gas and bloating.

Because the sugar in fruit digests very quickly and then moves on to the intestines, if you combine it with your meal, it actually has to hang around the in the stomach until it actually turns acid and interferes with the digestion of your other food. Eating fruit with food on a regular basis may lead to irritable bowl syndrome, diarrhea, constipation etc. When fruit turns acid waiting to pass through the stomach, you can enjoy the detoxifying benefit of fruit. Instead, you may be doing your body harm.
So, enjoy fruit- its good for you when you eat it correctly
Eat it before your meal ! Don't mix it with other food.

Remember: eat fruit alone or leave it alone!!

Excellent Fruits:

Kiwi: Not only does it have twice the vitamin C content of an orange, it is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E and fiber.
Strawberry: Very high in antioxidants which helps protect the body from disease causing free radicals. Buy organic strawberries for best results.

Watermelon: High in lycopene, Vitamin C, potassium, and glutathione.



Cold water turns oil ( from your food) into a solid. This slows digestion, which can produce a sludge like condition in the stomach which can create disease.
Instead drink hot tea after a meal instead to help digestion and clean the digestive tract.

This recipe has been posted on the following fabulous blogs:
Tuesday Twister, Simple Lives Thursday, It's a blog party,  Gluten Free Wednesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday,  Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays, My Meatless MondaysSeasonal Saturday, Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, Hearth and Soul Hop


  1. Most of us do not think about food combinations when we eat due to busy schedules or lack of knowledge. The information about drinking cold water I'd not heard before but think it's a great and useful tip. Could explain in both cases why I may not feel so great after combining fruit w/a meal or gulping down a cold drink, only to lead to discomfort and possibly other complications.

  2. Thanks for linking this information up at MMM. The more we learn, the more we can work on our health.

  3. What a great tip! I wasn't aware of the need to eat fruit separately. I have so much to learn from you. Thanks for sharing this last week on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday/Seasonal Saturday. PERFECT! Please stop by again and share some more of your wisdom! Now following you too!


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