Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Should I eat fruit with other foods?

A common food combination that might present problems for some (or many) is the combination of fruit with other foods. It's regularly suggested to eat fruit first before other foods. In about 15 minutes, the fruit will have completed most of it's digestion and on it's way out of the stomach.

It’s okay to add fruit to a smoothie especially where there are a lot of leafy greens and no type of grains. Perhaps rice protein powders or oats are not ideal for raw fruit smoothies.

And bananas combined with citrus fruits can cause some digestion problems also.

If you know that you have difficulties digesting fruits with other foods, it might be wise to switch to eating cooked (stewed or baked) fruit. For instance, one great way to do this is to cook fruit along with your hot oatmeal on the stove top.