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Timing Fruit Servings

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Although I usually ignore rules about the perfect timing to eat something, I make an exception about fruits.

I always had one rule about eating fruit outside main meals because they are digested differently than other foods. However I am now concerned about how fruit can affect my weight loss considering the sugar spikes. How long should I wait before/after eating fruit so I do not mess up with a proper digestion of fats?

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::nods:: my family and i tend to conclude our meals with a big helping of sweet fruits as a dessert - no problems either

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on July 29, 2012
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Sugar spikes? I'm assuming you mean insulin spikes? All foods cause an insulin response to some extent.

A few things I've heard regarding fruit and food combining is that fruits should be eaten separately. It's said that fruit digests at a faster rate. When consumed with these proteins or carbs, the digestion of fruit is delayed, causing it to ferment in your gut which may cause digestive issues like indigestion, gas, and constipation. But here are some tips to take into consideration: Don't eat fruit immediately after a meal. After you eat some fruit, wait 30 minutes before eating anything else. And if you're concerned about weight loss, eat fruit pre- or post-workout so that the simple sugars in fruit get consumed more quickly rather than being converted to fat.

But I haven't really seen any scientific research to back this up. If you're having issues with digesting fruit, you could try eating it separately to see if your body handles it better, but in my experiences, I don't have any issues when I eat fruit.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

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on July 29, 2012
at 08:32 PM

::nods:: my family and i tend to conclude our meals with a big helping of sweet fruits as a dessert - no problems either

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