Fruit Eating Time

There is a saying regarding the best time for eating fruits in a day, “Eating fruit in the morning is gold, from noon to 3 o’clock in the afternoon is silver, from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock is copper, and after 6 o’clock is lead”. This means that the golden time of consumption of fruits is in the morning. Eating fruit in the late morning can bring the maximum benefits to the human body. The fruits intake at this time can help digestion and absorption. Also, the sweet and sour taste of fruit can make you feel refreshed as well, which is a good choice to maintain a good mood of the whole day. On the other hand, Eating fruit before sleep will not facilitate the digestion. Those fruits with high fiber content will be harmful to the health of people suffering from digestive disorders.

In General, the fruit taken before breakfast is a good appetizer which can promotes vitamin absorption. The functionality of gastrointestinal tract of a human being is not fully activated yet after a thorough rest at night. At this time, eating some fruits which can be easily digested and absorbed will satisfy the nutritional requirement of the body in the morning. Fruits suitable for taking before meals should not have a strong acidic property. Some good examples of such fruits include apples, pears, bananas, grapes, etc.

At around 10 o’clock in the morning, the carbohydrates are usually already run out due to some intensive work. Eating fruits at this time can facilitate the absorption of fructose and glucose and bring more energy for the brain and body. This period is also an active stage for absorption of nutrients. The vitamin and minerals contained in the fruits can help body maintain the normal metabolism.

Consumption of fruits after meals should be at least one hour after lunch. Some good choices of such fruits include pineapple, Kiwi, oranges and hawthorn. The acids contained in these fruits can help digestion. Eating fruits after dinner is not a good choice to facilitate digestion. It will easily make people feel hungry and eat too much at night. This will cause the sugar to turn into fat and be accumulated in the body.

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