Some believe that eating fruit for dessert is undesirable, others argue that it is best to eat them before dinner, and some do not doubt that an apple, pear or banana is good to eat after eating.
In this article we will discuss what is the truth of this.
There are fruits before dinner: good or bad?
We used to think that you first need to eat a salad, and sweet – then, for dessert. However, some experts believe that in order to avoid problems with digestion, a fruit dessert should be eaten before dinner.
Why? Because it causes a feeling of satiety. This is good for those who follow a diet and for those who do not want to overeat before going to bed.
After all, what a sin to conceal, often we eat too much for dinner, and this is bad for our health.
If, on the contrary, to eat fruit after dinner, we will only add a few more calories to the usual dinner, and no diet or weight loss can be said.
In addition, eating fruits at night does not have biological meaning.
The fact is that the substances contained in them, accelerate the metabolism, energy production. Clearly, it is useful in the morning and afternoon, in the midst of daytime activity.
And in the evening, when we usually sit (lying) on the couch or in a comfortable armchair, and in general, prepare for bed, the metabolism naturally slows down.
It is worth mentioning that fruits are replenished in our body by a stock:
- Fruit sugars
- Fat (in very small quantities)
We often eat fruit after dinner, considering it a dessert. But this is the worst time when they are worth eating.
Most of the nutrients that we received with food, while just lost because of the fermentation of sugars, which are contained in fruits.
Therefore, many feel “heaviness in the stomach” or experience other unpleasant sensations, using fruit after another meal.
It is also not recommended to eat fruit “when horrible”, at any time, when it comes to mind. They contain fructose, a substance that turns into our body into glucose and energy.
If we do not expend this energy in any way, it accumulates in the body in the form of fat.
Is there fruit at night? Points for and against”
First, we list the arguments “for”:
- They can be a satisfying and healthy aperitif, if you have them in moderation.
- They contain a lot of vitamins, nutrients and micronutrients that the body needs.
- They reduce the risk of many serious diseases.
- Allow to maintain the ideal weight.
- This is the best alternative to desserts, supersaturated sugar and fats.
- Quench the appetite, allowing not to overeat for the night.
- Since most fruits contain sugar, blood sugar levels increase (such fruits are not recommended for diabetic patients).
- If you replace the fruit with other foods, this can prevent you from reducing weight.
When is the best time to eat fruit?
After we got acquainted with different arguments, the question arises: “So when can they be eaten?”.
It is clear that this is a very healthy product, and it is necessary, but the arguments give rise to some doubts.
Here is the answer to this question: it is best to eat fruit in the morning. And we are ready to argue this statement.
When we eat fruit in the morning, we get a good charge of natural energy, which is necessary for our daily activity.
The metabolism is activated, and this energy allows us to actively and successfully act, solve the problems that face us.
If you eat an apple, an orange, a few strawberries or a pear for breakfast (along with other food, of course), you can burn more calories than after breakfast, consisting of coffee and a bun.
Do not forget that there are few calories in fruits and almost no fat, so you can not have breakfast for them alone.
It is necessary to add carbohydrates, fiber, and healthy fats to your morning ration.
Fruits can be eaten not only for breakfast, but also snack them by day. If you urgently need to “recharge batteries,” and there are still many cases, or when you are rushing from the office to the gym, to the university, etc.
Fruits should always be present in our diet. When we eat them, you need to “listen” to your body and to the recommendations of nutritionists.
If after dinner we want to eat two or three grapes, this is not a problem, but, for example, a banana is not worth it, because it is fraught with heaviness in the stomach.
Always have a couple of fruits at hand to eat if you want to eat and the strength will be running out.
Remember the following recommendations:
- Eat fruit before dinner.
- Eat fruit for breakfast.
- You can have a snack with fruit in the afternoon.
- And one more recommendation: eat fruits separately, do not mix them with other food.
By observing these recommendations, you will use all the beneficial substances with which these gifts of nature are so rich. And you will escape:
- Heaviness in the stomach
- Weight gain
- Increased acidity
- Deficiency of nutrients
And the last tip: Do not mix different types of fruit, for example, sour with the sweet. Eat one thing.
And always eat fresh fruit. You should not eat canned, processed, frozen fruit, drink juices from the store.
And fruits, of course, must be grown organically.