Every time we talk about eating fruit, there will be a lot of problems following:
Does eating fruit before meals hurt your stomach?
Can you eat fruit two hours after dinner?
Some fruits help digestion?
Eating fruit at night hurts your body?
In short, the saying that “one must pay attention to time when eating fruit” has become deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.
Some of these statements are reasonable, but others are groundless.
Teacher Fan Zhihong combed all kinds of statements about the time to eat fruit, hoping that after reading them, everyone can eliminate their worries when eating fruit.
Fruit ingredients are very important.
The sour taste of fruits comes from organic acids. Organic acids are conducive to the absorption of minerals, but excessive amounts may cause certain stimulation to the stomach.
The astringency of fruit comes from tannin. Tannin can solidify protein. If mucus secretion in the stomach is insufficient, it may damage the surface of gastric mucosa.
However, due to years of variety improvement, most fruits are getting sweeter and sweeter and not so sour, i.e. The content of organic acid and tannin is relatively small.
Therefore, eating fruits that are not sour, even before meals, will not cause adverse reactions to people with gastrointestinal health. However, if gastrointestinal function is not good, attention should be paid to it.
Gastrointestinal Function Determines Fruit Eating in what
Similarly, when eating fruits before or after meals, some people do not feel bad, while others have discomfort, mainly because the gastrointestinal functions are different.
Pineapple, papaya, kiwifruit and other fruits do contain strong proteases, which are active substances that can decompose proteins into amino acids and small peptide fragments, namely the so-called [enzymes].
Pineapple tastes very prickly because its protein breaks down the protein in our mouth. Theoretically, if you eat enough, high-activity protease and a large amount of coarse and hard fiber may damage the stomach wall.
However, the human stomach is not a glass test tube. In gastric acid, most of the enzymes in fruits and vegetables lose their activity and cannot play a role. Moreover, pineapples soaked in salt water or even scalded in boiling water or fried as food before eating will reduce the activity of proteases, let alone hurt the stomach.
Therefore, the conclusion is still very simple. People with healthy stomachs do not need to worry about the time to eat fruits.
Do you want to gain weight or lose weight?
For those who need to control their weight, blood pressure and blood lipid, eating fruit before meals is relatively more beneficial because they can reduce the amount of food they eat and eat more dietary fiber and potassium. Eating fruit after meals makes them a little worried about extra energy intake and gain weight.
On the other hand, for those who are emaciated and malnourished, their appetite is already poor. If they eat a lot of fruit before meals, it may affect their appetite for dinner and may be an obstacle to their weight gain plan.
Precautions for Eating Fruit
On the other hand, eating fruit is not all is forgiven.
Kiwi fruit, mulberries, strawberries and other seeded fruits have the effect of shortening intestinal emptying time. If you are prone to diarrhea, don’t eat more, but they may be more suitable for those who suffer from constipation.
Pineapple, kiwi fruit, mango, fig and other fruits may cause allergy to a few people. If mucous membrane swelling, headache, stomachache and other discomfort reactions occur after eating, they should be avoided.
For friends with diabetes, most fruits are actually edible. However, because fruits contain sugar, eating fruits should be moderately reduced in staple food to ensure that the total amount of carbohydrates remains unchanged.
In fact, eating a small amount of fruits with low sugar content and relatively chewable tolerance, such as apples, peaches, strawberries, etc., replacing some staple foods with them is beneficial and harmless to controlling blood sugar.
Finally, to sum up,
For most healthy people, eating fruits is good for their health. However, eating the right amount and variety of fruits is more important than emphasizing the time of eating fruits.
Eat half an apple for breakfast, some small tomatoes for lunch, and some kiwi fruit for dinner.
It not only brings rich colors and taste to life, but also is very convenient and feasible, and will not cause obesity due to increasing appetite.