When and how to eat the apple.

India
November 8, 2011 4:24am CST
I have heard tha saying " An apple a day keeps the doctor away.", I want to know that what is the best way and the time to eat the apple. I heard somewhere that one should not eat the fruits with the empty stomach, is that true?
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@toniganzon (40000)
• Philippines
8 Nov 11
Some fruits that are rich in acid should not be taken on an empty stomach. Apples are okay to be eaten on an empty stomach, i have heard in some health news that it's not ok to eat apples at night as this might cause indigestion.
• India
9 Nov 11
The information just contradict with the second response from the top. Now whom should I believe. Should I believe that couple or should I believe the news??
@toniganzon (40000)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
It's not a contradiction at all. It complements. Not to eat apple at night doesn't mean you don't get to eat apple everyday. Just don't eat it at night as it might cause severe indigestion.
@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
8 Nov 11
As much as I know, we should eat all kind of fruit with an empty stomach. They are digested quickly, but if we ate something else before, the fruits can't leave the stomach and can cause problem with digesting. Correct me if somebody knows it better. So it's better to eat it before meals or between meals. I heard that if you eat an apple before meals you will eat less, but apples always make me hungry!
• India
9 Nov 11
But what about the acidic fruits, will they not harm ourself if eat them empty stomach??
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
8 Nov 11
Hi sanjay, I don't know if there is a proper time to eat apple but I've read an article before aside from "an apple a day keeps doctor away". According to the article, if you are going to attend party or any occasion that involves there're foods it is best to eat one apple an hour or two before the occasion in order the apple to absorbs those fatty foods and toxin from the food you were eat.
• India
9 Nov 11
Information is very new to me.. thanks.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
8 Nov 11
there is no best time, each time of the day is fine although I would not count on keeping the doctor away if you are doing so. The only thing you should know is: don't brush your teeth right after you ate an apple. The sour in it, in combination with toothpaste will ruin your teeth and make great holes in it. So you have to wait at least 30 minutes before you do so. So that healthy an apple is not at all, surely not for your teeth. An other thing you should know: it takes way less time to digest and apple (fruit) as it take to digest a hot meal. So don't eat fruit after the hot meal or heavy dinner. It can really make you sick if it stays for over 8 hours within till it's completely digested.
• India
9 Nov 11
I remember the bad taste it give when we eat the apple just after brushing the teeth. The information you gave is useful, thanks for the response. I am sure many have heard the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." , but only few of them will have the correct knowledge about the apple and its uses. Thanks and have a nice day.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
8 Nov 11
When I was a little girl we lived next door to an elderly Scotish couple and the lovely lady used to always say an apple before you go to bed is the best thing you can do, I am not sure that goes for what they say today...they lived until they were 90 something so maybe...
• India
9 Nov 11
I hoep so, it means they knew something good about the apples. So that is the reason they ate it.
@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
8 Nov 11
True. But basically all kind of fruits with Vitamin C or E will work. The most important thing is that you should at least consume fruits or juice one hour after eating, or before sleeping. That way your stomach can digest it nicely without mixing with another kind of food.
• India
9 Nov 11
Okay, I hope it is a helpful information. I use to eat the apple just after eating, may be it is the reason for my bad stomach. Thanks.
@celticeagle (114323)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 11
I have heard just the opposite. I have heard that one should eat fruit to break the fast and nothing else until noon. Fruit helps the body become regular and helps put a good start on the day. Apples can be eaten in many ways. Cut up and sliced or by themselves and applesauce is delicious as well.
• India
9 Nov 11
but my favorite is banana. same problem and confusion is with me whether banana should be eaten before or after meal.
@omchesunche (1755)
• Indonesia
8 Nov 11
well, I have heard about that.. even my best friends eat not only apple but many kind of fruits with empty stomach..He also eat breakfast with only fruits everyday..This really works for him, if hungry he just eat another apple or pear or else..He suggest to drink lemon with warm water before eat fruit breakfast..he called it part of food combining program..
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
8 Nov 11
hi sanjay! i haven't heard of eating apple with an empty stomach. but this i am sure of, for the people who are on a diet it is not advisable to be eating fruits after 6 in the evening since the fruits contain fructose which is heavy for the stomach to digest oh i hope i am saying this right. but anyway fruits specially apples are helpful and we can eat it anytime we would want to.