Fruits have myriads of nutritional power as it contains minerals, vitamins, flavonoids and antioxidants that are good for our health. As mentioned in the post by the writer, many people have their understanding of fruit intake and it stands right for them. We have a variety of fruits that are available in the market which may be seasonal, some common, some exported, some rare and some favourite. Many doctors advice to have the available fruit in the vicinity as our body is made to consume and digest the food available in the local area. Some of the myth that is attached to the eating of fruits are:
1. Eat Fruit on an Empty Stomach - It is believed that eating fruit early in the morning helps to digested easily and process all the nutrients, fibre and sugars into our body but it is the same when having it in the later time also.
2. Eat Fruit 30min–1 Hours before or after your meals - Many believe that before or after meals separately improves digestion and its nutrients get absorbed but in reality, our stomach is ready and can absorb whether eaten by itself or with a meal.
3. Diabetes people should not eat fruit - Fruits have low to medium
most fruits have low to medium Glycemic Index (GI) values i.e. about 15-20 g carbohydrate on average when compared to other foods. So diabetic people can have a small number of fruits spread throughout the day than having it all in one go so that it won't shoot your blood glucose levels.
From this, it can be noted that we can have fruits at any time of the day as and when required, on empty stomach, before or after a meal, Pairing it with a meal or snack, etc. Try to include all type of fruits and especially the local and seasonal fruits that are easily available in the local market.
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