Lately we have seen a lot of people promoting the benefits of eating fruit on an empty stomach- and that fruit should only be eating on an empty stomach because it has different digestive enzymes that need to be broken down separately from other foods and if fruit is eaten with other foods, then it will ferment and the digestion of the other foods will block the uptake of nutrients of the fruit.

So we have decided to do some research on this and write an article on it.

Eating fruits on an empty stomach provides your body with the best absorption of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients. If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to cleanse your system, providing you with boundless amount of energy, weight loss, guard against disease, lower rates of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.

If you have learned the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

Try an experiment. Mix flour and water together and make it fairly thick. Next, mash and mix berries, oranges, grapes, or other fruit in it. Let it sit for an hour at room temperature. What, you are going to get is an uneven, thickened and rotten mess. It also smells. Now imagine what this is doing in your stomach where temperatures are much higher. When I burp after eating other foods with fruit, it smells like the mess in the bowl. It may not happen this way for everyone, but for many it does which is why they say to eat fruit on an empty stomach.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, not from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins. But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look.

The best time to eat plenty of fruits is either first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, or as a mid-morning snack i.e. in between breakfast and lunch. If you feel very hungry after your fruit servings, pay attention to what you’ve had for breakfast and maybe your meal planning needs to be adjusted. You should be able to wait it out about 1-2 hours with success. That will ensure all the fruit is processed and gone into your body to do what it’s supposed to do.

Definitely avoid eating fruit close to bedtime as there’s plenty of sugar in fruit to spike up your energy and keep you up when you need your sleep.