Fruits are the sweetest gift of nature. However, 90% of people eat fruits the wrong way. Due to this, not only do they get incomplete nutrition but also shockingly aggravate digestive problems, skin allergies, greying of hair, hair fall, etc.
The saddest part is that even after eating the healthiest food on the planet, they fail to get the benefits out of them. No matter what your fitness goal is, fruit should always be a part of your daily routine. Because fruits are many healthy people think that it is ok to consume them whenever they want. As a result, they end up doing more harm than good.
Here are the top 6 reasons you are eating fruits the wrong way and the ways to fix them.
1. EATING FRUITS AT NIGHT:
Many people think that because fruits are healthy, they can be consumed at any time of the day. Well, that’s not true. It is recommended not to eat fruits post-sunset as the body’s ability to assimilate the nutrients from fruits diminishes and, as they are high in sugar, may cause weight gain. Moreover, when consumed later in the evening, fruits may also cause acidity and disrupt the sleep cycle. So make a habit of eating fruits before 6:00 p.m.
2. COMBINING FRUITS WITH MILK:
We Indians can’t spend an evening without a cup of tea and when we get diet-conscious out of bhujia and in the comes of fruits sometimes. However, the least we realize that the combination of fruits and milk doesn’t go well. Milk with sour fruits should strictly be avoided like oranges, lemons, etc., and only lovely and ripe fruits can be consumed with milk.
3. DRINKING FRUIT JUICES:
Do you prefer fruit juices over whole fruits?
Well, drinking juices is ok but eating whole fruit is much better.
The reasons are –
i. When you drink fruit juices, you miss an essential constituent of fruit called dietary fiber. It’s crucial for proper digestion and smooth bowel
ii. Since fruits are high in sugar, people who think that fruits hinder the fat loss process should eat whole fruits. The fiber in whole fruits makes sure that the fruit sugar doesn’t spike the blood insulin levels.
iii. Heat generated from the fruit juicer we use may destroy nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
So, you can drink fruit juice sometimes, but you mostly prefer eating fresh whole fruits. But here, fresh fruit juices should be selected, not packaged juices high in sugar, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.
4. NOT EATING LOCAL FRUITS:
Nowadays exotic fruits are getting popular. People are switching to foreign fruits and ditching the local produce, thinking they have some magical nutrients. But the absorption of nutrients from local fruits is much higher.
So, whatever is in the season, just eat it; it’s best. Not only will you get the maximum nutrition from local fruits, but it also will help local vendors and the Indian economy.
5. CUTTING AND STORING FRUITS:
They are eating fruits long after cutting takes away most of the nutritional value. Fruits, when cut, should be consumed within 20 minutes, or else they start losing their potency. It may cause acidity when stored after cutting. Doing this daily may make your blood more acidic, which in turn causes skin issues, greying of hair, and even hair fall.
So it’s great if you choose fruit as a snack option and just make sure that you take whole fruit.
6. EATING FRUITS AFTER MEALS:
As compared to grains, fruits get digested by the body much faster, and grains take time. When the fruit comes in contact with food and digestive juices in the stomach, the entire mass of food begins to spoil because it starts fermenting.
Q. When to eat fruit?
-> Fruit should ideally be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. If you start eating fruits on an empty stomach, it will play a significant role in detoxifying your system. Also, the nutrients in them get adequately absorbed in the morning. Fruits can also be consumed in between meals as a morning or evening snack. Just make sure to keep a gap of 2 hours before and after the meal.
Q. How to eat fruit?
-> If you want to get the maximum benefit from fruit, avoid fruit juice and start eating whole fruit. If sometimes you want to drink liquids, sip the fruit juice slowly so that your saliva also gets mixed alone. This will aid the digestion process.
Q. What fruit to eat?
-> The fruit which grows locally is fully ripe, and in a season, that fruit is best. This way, your body will get the required vitamins and minerals, and you can enjoy a variety of fruits throughout the year.