Is it Best to Eat Fruit Alone?

by Brad

eat fruit alone

We all love fruit right? In efforts to make healthy choices, sometimes it’s a lot more tempting to reach for a juicy mango then a stalk of celery. But according to some nutrition experts, fruit is best eaten on its own. A lot of people complain that when they eat fruit it gives them stomach pains, or worse, the runs. That’s because fruit is so easily digested, if eaten with other foods its pathway is blocked and it begins fermenting, causing the unpleasant rumblings.

There’s not much research to prove whether this is true or not, but enough anecdotal evidence exists that it’s worth considering. How your own body feels is always the most important factor, research or not.

Have you ever experience that type of reaction when eating fruit? No need to raise your hands (embarrassing right? : ), but if you have, try experimenting with just eating it by itself.

For breakfast, try eating only fruit. You may feel hungry fairly soon, but eating the fruit by itself, because it is so easily digestible, could help you avoid embarrassing mishaps later in the day.

About the author...

 discovered the benefits of natural food when he watched a loved one go from poor health to full well-being after adapting a clean food diet. Such an event opened his eyes to the power of clean foods and fueled his motivation to help others eat the best way possible for their body.

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Laura December 12, 2011

A few notables: fruits are alkaline, even citrusy fruits go alkaline when digested, however, if cooked fruits become acidic. Melons are the most alkaline a should always be eaten separately. With some exceptions, it is recommended that a) you consume fruit and fruit juice in the a.m. And always dilute concentrated fruit juices up to 1:2 and 1:2 with spring water.
Note: Linda Page’s “Healthy Healing”.

Fruits combined well with yogurts, nuts, and seeds (synergistic enzyme and amino acid). Three night exceptions are: frozen grapes, curb late cravings, chew well. A pear before bedtime is a digestive benefit. And if you’ve eaten too much, a nauseous, unhappy gallbladder – strawberries, you can add
cinnamon / plain yogurt to aid digestion.



Brad December 12, 2011

Thanks Laura. Super helpful info. It’s funny, Kelli and I can’t drink any fruit juice straight up any more. It’s too sweet, so we always have to dilute it. My how the taste buds have changed!


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