Eating fruit is a delicious way to add nutrition to one’s diet. Some people, though, experience digestive upset when doing so. How can this be avoided? This article presents a possible solution.
Organic fruit is probably one of the most nutritious and easily digested foods on the planet. Many people, however, do not eat much fruit because it does not agree with their digestive tract. Eating fruit on an empty stomach might solve their problem.
What difference does eating fruit on an empty stomach make?
Many foods, such as vegetables and meat, may take 3 hours or more to digest depending on the additional foods eaten. When eaten on an empty stomach, fruit clears the stomach in 30 minutes or less.
Melons, such as watermelon and cantaloupe, can clear the stomach in as little as 10 minutes. Most fruits take around 30 minutes. When combined with other foods that take 3 or more hours to digest, fruits start breaking down rapidly. If kept in the stomach past 30 minutes, fruits begin to ferment causing gas. A person will experience bloating, discomfort and even the embarrassment of passing gas audibly. Digestive problems when eating fruit can usually be avoided if the fruit is eaten on an empty stomach.
For those people who like fruit with a meal, try eating it 30 minutes before eating the balance of the meal. If eating melons, the wait is only 10 minutes. Time should not be a factor if one is experiencing less digestive problems and enjoying nutritious meals the way they should be enjoyed.
Published in: Gardening