Eating Fruit With Our Meals

Most of us think having fruit with our meal is accomplished by buying the fruit so we can cut it up to just pop it into our mouth. That concept of just eating fruit whenever we want may not be as easy as we once thought because it's important to know how and when to eat fruit. We should not eat fruit after our meal because fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach. It will play a major role to detoxify our system if we eat fruit before the meal and this will also supply us with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

Let's say we eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so, and therefore the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The entire mass of food begins to spoil the minute fruit comes in contact with another food in the stomach and digestive juices. People often complain they burp every time they eat watermelon, along with their stomach bloating up, and that they feel a need to run to the rest room when they eat a banana. Most of this will not arise if we eat the fruit on an empty stomach because then the fruit will not mix with other food in our stomach and produce gas and bloating.

Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter wrote "there is no such thing as some fruit like an orange or lemon being acidic because all fruit become alkaline in our body." And also it's best to drink fresh fruit juice that is not from a can and don't even think about drinking juice that has been heated up because cooked fruit will give the taste without the necessary nutrients. It should be done slowly when we do drink fresh fruit juice because we must let it mix with our saliva before swallowing it. We will have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight if we master the correct way of eating fruit. Most of us will be surprised when our friends tell us how radiant we look if we drink fruit juice and enjoy eating nothing but fruit for a few days to cleanse our body.

KIWI: This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, fiber and its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple has a low vitamin C content, but it has antioxidants and flavonoids that enhance the activity of vitamin C, and thereby helps to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes.

STRAWBERRY: The strawberries have one of the highest total antioxidant power among any major fruit and therefore will protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE: Taking two to four oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Yes the watermelon is composed of ninety-two percent water, but it's also packed with a giant dose of glutathione that helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene that is the cancer fighting oxidant.

GUAVA AND PAPAYA: They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, and papaya is rich in carotene that is good for our eyes.

And by the way, it's nice to have a cold drink after a meal, but it's best to finish that meal with a hot beverage or warm water because cold water will solidify the oily substance that was just consumed. It will slow down the digestion and once this "sludge" reacts with the acid is when it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will then line the intestine and turn into fat and other junk that will be left in the body.

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