To better enjoy the fruits, let’s consume them before meals! In addition, it’s better for your health! Explanations.
Fruits are popular! We should even eat four to five a day. The ideal would be to consume them before the meals.
Why eat fruit?
Before you even know when to eat fruit , you need to know the benefits. Indeed, fruits contain many riches essential for the proper functioning of the body. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, fruits are precious allies for reducing the risk of cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease. They are also a significant source of fiber, potassium, and calcium.
When to eat the fruit?
There have been more and more advocates of the theory that eating fruit before starting a meal is healthier. In some Asian countries, you never end with a fruit, but rather with a hot drink, which allows better digestion. Fruits should be consumed about an hour before meals. Why ? In order to better benefit from the fruits’ contributions and also to avoid certain inconveniences caused by their digestion at the end of the meal: bloating, flatulence and heartburn.
Good reasons to eat fruit before meals
The fresh fruit eaten one hour before starting the meal facilitates digestion , which helps detoxify our body – thus facilitate weight loss – and increase the assimilation of minerals and vitamins. If you consume the fruit for dessert, the stomach will have to digest the content of the entire meal before tackling pieces of peach, pear, or apricot for example. By putting the meal and fresh products in contact, there is a risk of fermenting the gastric contents.
Foods are digested differently
Indeed, the fruits pass quickly through the stomach but are digested by the small intestine where they release their sugars. However, if the stomach is full, their transit in the stomach will be longer, too long, and the sugars will turn into alcohol: fermentation has started. It is therefore better to taste the fruit on an empty stomach.
Less appetite when you arrive at the table
Another benefit of such a practice: you arrive at the table with a (slightly) weaker appetite and you will then consume fewer calories. To take full advantage of the benefits of fruit, prefer fresh , seasonal products, which have undergone less transport and packaging.