Do you eat your fruits first or last?
June 5, 2007 6:14am CST
I do. I heard that fruits are easily digested and they are supposed to be eaten first before the main dish. I also observed that it's a good way to avoid eating too much because fruits are highly fibrous and they make you feel full easily. Photo taken from http://www.filipinoheritage.com/food/fruits/fruits.htm
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13 Aug 07
Hi, yes i have also heard and read that fruits eaten first and beofre the meal, do the most good to us, but its sad that somehow very few of us follow this. Reasons can be many, for me i dont have them first no matter how much i want to, as if i do that, then my kids will follow suit ,and once they eat fruits then they wouldnt like to eat normal food. So, i also have to avoid this, and eat them after the meal, the kids also do that, but they have it as their mid-snack time meal too, so they are alright and yet hungry for their meal too.
16 Jun 07
hmmm.. yeah, i've heard about this also. fruits are suppose to be eaten first before you eat the main dish. what ther pupose of this is actually it can help your food disgestion. it also could avoid you from eating too much, which is bad for health.. =) for me, i would love to eat sweet fruits first before i eat.
6 Jun 07
Most fruits are digested in half an hour to 2 hours, as compared to 8 to 14 hours taken for regular food. So, fruits should ideally be eaten 1 hour to half hour before eating your lunch/dinner. What it does is, it helps better digestion of the fruits and since they are digested quickly, the regular food after that is accepted easily by the stomach. Where as if you eat fruits after lunch/dinner, since the food takes 8-14 hours to digest, the fruits just stay and keep rotting and emit gases. So we feel our stomach is bloated and we have a lot of burps. Its not healthy to do that. Ever since I read this information 3 years ago, I've been practicing this. It makes me feel more healthy.
6 Jun 07
I eat them at no particular order actually. he he he! Sometimes I eat them first or in the middle of the meal or at the last. I like to play with my food and has the tendency to turn my food around in my plate that whatever I feel like eating I just eat.
5 Jun 07
I like fruits also, but eat them whenever I finish eating lunch. I never knew much about that, because there are fruits that can make our stomach ache. So I thank you for providing this good information, I know can enjoy eating fruits even before the main dish was served!;)
6 Jun 07
You're right about some fruits that make our stomach ache especially if we ingest them in the morning when our stomach is still empty. Acidic fruits are really not good for empty stomachs like mine. I can't eat pineapple first thing in the morning and most sour fruits or any that contains acid.
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5 Jun 07
I had never thought of or heard of that until now. I have never ate fruit before I eat my meals. I like to eat watermelon after I eat my full course meal. I think eating any kind of fruit or dessert may spoil your appetitie for the main dish. I'm sure it does curb your appetite though when you get ready to eat your meals.
18 Aug 07
I like to eat fruits in between meals as a snack so I avoid eating too many other things..the fruit sugasr keeps my sugar levels even so I don't crave too many sweet things..I have chocolate a couple of times a week as a treat rather than every single day as I used to lol. I am a chocaholic and so have to be very very careful..lol..
20 Aug 07
I hate all forms of sugar as well except in the form of chocolates and fruits. LOL! Ice creams don't appeal to me very much and so cakes, candies, and other sweet stuff. Fruit sugar is all I take almost all the time. I don't even like soft drinks because of the amount of sugar in it. I think if we get enough sugar from fruits we won't crave for anything sweets anymore.
7 Jun 07
yes,it is true that fruits are to be eaten first and not after a meal not for the main reason of initially getting filled up but for the reason of digestion.you have to work up your digestive system so by the time you go to your main meal ,it would be digested well.