How Fruit Should Really Be Eaten
When you eat fruit with a meal, the fruit in the stomach comes in contact with the food you’ve eaten with the digestive juices and the entire meal spoils and converts into acid. Hence you see a lot of people complaining about uncomfortableness and nausea and other irritating symptoms after eating some fruit because they tend to eat fruit with meals. It is recommended to eat fruit as your breakfast because the vitamins and minerals come showering into your bloodstream when your stomach is completely empty.
If you eat fruit on an empty stomach you will receive a refreshing energy, brilliant health, normal weight, glowing skin and other numerous benefits contained. The best fruits to look for when in the market would be organic fruits as they have higher nutritional value than conventional fruit. If you want to drink fruit juice, make homemade fruit juice because tinned juice are processed and have unwanted sugars which instead of helping out the body, they harm the body. Eating fruits whole have their own benefits than making juice out of them, however, fruit juice isn’t as good as eating the fruit, but if you must, drink mouthfuls of the juice slowly because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
It is said that some fruits like Oranges and lemons are acidic, however, this is false because all fruits become alkaline in our body. Once you make a habit of eating fruits on an empty stomach no fruit whatsoever would cause issues to your body and you will feel lighter and refreshed. We have only one body and it’s our duty to care for it and safeguard it from the bombardment of health issues in the future. Here are some fruits and some of their brilliant benefits:
These sweet and tangy fruits prevent and dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer, it also lowers cholesterol and may help keep colds away. They are rich in vitamin C (which helps the body form and maintain connective tissue including blood vessels, bones, and skin) and potassium (Which is crucial for a healthy functioning of the body. It helps the body’s tissues, cells, and contraction of the muscles and heart function). Vitamin B1 (Which maintains proper heart and nerve function and metabolizes food for energy) and Vitamin A (Which is good for the immune system, nervous system, clears vision, the lungs, heart, kidneys and makes other organs work well).
Watermelons are made out of 92% water and have glutathione packed within it which boosts the immune system and also has a major source of lycopene which is a cancer fighting oxidant. This edible vitamin-packed water contains Vitamin B5 (Which provides a healthy liver, converts food into energy, produces blood cells and gives relief from asthma, hair loss and creates a stronger immune system). Vitamin B6 (which keeps the brain, nervous system healthy, and helps muscle function). And other nutrients contained are vitamin C, A, B1 and potassium which are the same benefits as I had mentioned for oranges.
Yes, it’s true, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Containing high levels of quercetin and naringin in which a study of 10,000 people, the group that consumed the most apples had 50 lower risks of developing lung cancer. Not just that, but they also reduce the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer. Even though Apples have low vitamin C they have antioxidants and flavonoids which enhance the activity of vitamin C which then helps to lower the risk of heart attack, strokes and colon cancer.
Blackberries are known to reduce DNA damage because of their high antioxidant (polyphenol) content that can destroy the free radical activity. When oxidation occurs (a natural process that occurs during cell function) some cells get damaged and convert into free radicals which then cause damage to the cell’s DNA structure, and can even cause cancer and many other diseases). A study shows that one cup full of berries, provide all disease fighting antioxidants the body needs in one day. Berries have the highest amounts of antioxidants. Blueberries and Blackberries contain the most out of all other berries.
People take aspirin to stop blood clotting, but eating 2 to 3 kiwis a day can stop blood clotting by the vitamin K that is contained within it and not only does it stop the occurrence of blood clots, but it also has no side affects and adds on more benefits besides that containing Potassium, Folate (which is great for expecting mothers because it creates new sets of red blood cells), Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B6 which is also beneficial for expecting mothers because it provides a healthy nervous system and helps the baby to metabolize protein (Metabolize is the process of converting food into energy) and can reduce vomiting and nausea.
Need a boost of your memory? Be thankful for strawberries then. Researchers have found that consuming strawberries for 8 weeks will boost your memory to 100%. And since they are from the berry family, they are rich in antioxidants which means cancers and aging are kept at bay as antioxidants fight against free radicals. What’s more is that they have vitamin B6 and K which are the same benefits I had mentioned for kiwis. And also contain manganese (which prevents osteoporosis which is a disease where the bones become fragile and the risk of fracture is greatly increased).
Like berries, grapes prevent or slow down cancers such as Mouth Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Pharynx Cancer, Endometrial, Pancreatic, Prostrate, and Colon Cancer, because they are high in polyphenol antioxidants. Grapes are also known to treat asthmatic conditions as they increase the moisture present in the lungs which reduce the coughing nightmare of asthma. Fresh ripe grape juice is also known to cure migraines thanks to the antioxidants. They are also rich in vitamin K and C.