All know the importance of eating at least five fruits a day.  But when to consume them?  Explanations.

 

 Coming from the West, this practice of eating five fruits and vegetables a day is becoming increasingly important in the diet of African populations.  Medicine has more than proved the beneficial impact of this "habit" on the health of the human being.  But a problem always arises when it comes to consuming them.

 How to consume the fruits?

 

 You think well when at the end of your meal you opt for a fruit as a dessert.  Big mistake!  Although excellent for health because rich in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, a fruit is a bad dessert.  Why should you avoid eating an apple or a peach at the end of your meal?  At what time of the day should you prefer the consumption of a fruit?  We enlighten you.

 

 While the fruits are low in calories and deliciously sweet, but consumed at the end of a meal, they will cause you to bloat and sometimes cause heartburn.  Why ?  Because fruits are made from 90% to 95% water, but also from 2% to 11% fructose (a simple sugar of natural origin).

 

 They are not digested in the same way as the other foods we eat.  Unlike starchy foods, proteins, dairy products and even vegetables, fruits are not digested by the stomach, where they simply transit quickly.  They are digested by the small intestine, where they release their fructose.

 

 Thus, while the proteins and starchy foods are digested in 3 hours and the vegetables in 2 hours, the fruits, for their part, are digested in only 20 to 30 minutes.  Only the banana takes longer to digest (between half an hour and one hour), while the melon, for its part, breaks all records by being digested to the maximum in a quarter of an hour

5 fruits a day, how to consume them?


 

 All know the importance of eating at least five fruits a day.  But when to consume them?  Explanations.

 

 Coming from the West, this practice of eating five fruits and vegetables a day is becoming increasingly important in the diet of African populations.  Medicine has more than proved the beneficial impact of this "habit" on the health of the human being.  But a problem always arises when it comes to consuming them.

 How to consume the fruits?

 

 You think well when at the end of your meal you opt for a fruit as a dessert.  Big mistake!  Although excellent for health because rich in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, a fruit is a bad dessert.  Why should you avoid eating an apple or a peach at the end of your meal?  At what time of the day should you prefer the consumption of a fruit?  We enlighten you.

 

 While the fruits are low in calories and deliciously sweet, but consumed at the end of a meal, they will cause you to bloat and sometimes cause heartburn.  Why ?  Because fruits are made from 90% to 95% water, but also from 2% to 11% fructose (a simple sugar of natural origin).

 

 They are not digested in the same way as the other foods we eat.  Unlike starchy foods, proteins, dairy products and even vegetables, fruits are not digested by the stomach, where they simply transit quickly.  They are digested by the small intestine, where they release their fructose.

 

 Thus, while the proteins and starchy foods are digested in 3 hours and the vegetables in 2 hours, the fruits, for their part, are digested in only 20 to 30 minutes.  Only the banana takes longer to digest (between half an hour and one hour), while the melon, for its part, breaks all records by being digested to the maximum in a quarter of an hour