Should fruits be eaten before or after meals?

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2007-06-26 08:52:42

Chinese medicine head of the department Guo ZhiHong of the

general hospital of the Second Artillery Force thinks, will eat

fruits at once after a meal, it is apt to cause the emergence of

the overweight and fat phenomenon of weight. Regard fruit as the

desserts after a meal, the organic acid among them will be bound

with mineral in other food, influence the body to digest and

assimilate; The pectin in the fruit absorbs the moisture, increases

the function of the moist intensity of food in the intestines and

stomach, so will eat the burden that fruits will also aggravate the

intestines and stomach at once after a meal.

The correct time to eat the fruit is an hour before a meal (except

persimmon). First of all, a lot of compositions are water soluble

in the fruit, eat the absorption which is favorable to the

essential nutrient of body before a meal. Secondly, fruit food with

low heat, its heat equal weight 1/4 of wheaten food only on

average, the pork waits for carnivorous about 1/10 on an equal

basis. Eat the food with low heat first, it is apter to hold in a

meal total heat takes in. Third, the easy to be oxidized,

corruption of a lot of fruits, eating fruits first can shorten its

residence time in the stomach, reduce its oxidizing, corrupt

intensity. And satiated with food to later take fruits at once, the

fructose included can enter the intestines in time, ferment among

stomach, produce organic and sour, cause abdominal distension,

suffer from diarrhoea, take fruit take one hour after the


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