Eating fruits is important, but following rules maximizes benefits. Fruits are natural and rich in sucrose, fructose, and glucose, providing the body with essential energy and nutrients for immunity. They contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, each with its own unique benefits, Tanisha Bawa, Certified Nutrition Coach and Founder of TAN|365 said.
Here are top three guidelines to keep in mind for fruit consumption.
Eat your fruits as a whole rather than juicing them! When you juice the fruit, you take away the fibre, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The juice also travels to the stomach rather quickly after its consumption which leads to a definite spike in your sugar levels from the overload of fructose. It can also increase your uric acid levels which then lead to many more health complications.
2. Stop eating fruits after meals
If you are consuming fruits right after your meals, it travels to your stomach and starts decomposing with the foods that are already there from the meal eaten before. As a result, the stomach now needs to produce more acids due to which the fruits decompose quickly, becoming more acidic, and losing most of their healthy properties.
3. Have some nuts before you eat fruits
Nuts will aid in balancing the blood-sugar rise from fruits as they are a source of fat. Therefore, consuming nuts beforehand is a wise thing to do.