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Myth: Better to eat fruit in the afternoon.

Some sources claim that eating fruit in the afternoon can be more beneficial than eating fruit in the morning. Others say differently, arguing that the best time is to eat fruit after waking up early in the morning with a glass of water.

However, there is no scientific evidence that eating fruit in the morning or afternoon changes how fruit affects human health.

The theory behind fruit consumption in the afternoon is based on the idea that eating high sugar snacks during this time can increase blood sugar and wake the digestive system.

Nevertheless, all carbohydrate-containing foods increase blood sugar, and the time of day has little effect on this. The digestive system is always ready to start working at any time of the day.

Although it is worth noting that eating fruit for an afternoon snack is an excellent option. Fruits are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates, which means that they are absorbed longer than simple carbohydrates such as white bread. This can help you feel full longer and avoid bad snacks throughout the day.

Fruits also provide the body with a wide range of vitamins, minerals and healthy compounds. Eating fruit with a source of healthy fat or protein can provide balance and more sustainable energy. Try eating fruit in combination with a handful of nuts or seeds, or avocados as a hearty snack.

Myth: Do not eat fruit before bedtime.

Generally speaking, good nutrition several hours before bedtime can disrupt a person’s sleep cycles. However, when snacking at night, fruits are less likely to interfere with sleep, compared to other foods, especially processed ones.

According to National Sleep Foundationeating certain foods at bedtime may interfere with sleep due to digestive processes in the body. They recommend avoiding foods containing added sugar just before bedtime, as this can lead to a rapid increase and decrease in energy levels. Eating fresh fruits may be the best option (1).

They add that eating banana before bed provides the body with potassium, which can prevent leg cramps at night. Eating fruits that are high in magnesium, such as bananas, apricots, or dates, can also help in relaxing and improving sleep.

Myth: Eat Fasting Fruits

Some people think that eating fasting fruits has great health benefits. This myth has been popularized mainly through websites and email networks.

The idea is that eating fruit while eating slows down digestion, which means the food stays in the stomach for a long time and can rot or wander. The theory says that it causes gas, bloating and discomfort in the digestive tract.

Although it’s true that fruits slow down digestion - fruits that are high in fiber, which slow down the movement of food through the digestive tract - is not bad.

Dietary fiber (fiber) is an important part of the diet and improves intestinal health. Slow digestion also helps a person feel full longer.

Even if the fruit remained in the stomach for an unusual period of time, the fetus would not have the opportunity to rot because of the stomach’s ability to prevent bacterial growth. Most microorganisms are not able to grow due to the acidity of the stomach (2).

People with gastrointestinal problems should talk with a doctor or nutritionist about specific needs and remedies that can help the digestive process.

Myth: In diabetes, you need to eat fruits separately from the main food.

Another statement said that the best time for people with diabetes is to eat fruit 1–2 hours before a meal or 1–2 hours after a meal.

This myth is based on the existing idea that eating fruit while eating can affect digestion, and that it can especially affect a person with diabetes, due to common digestive problems.

  • Firstly, there is no evidence that eating fruit separately from food will improve digestion.
  • Secondly, for people with diabetes, eating only fruits can cause sugar to enter the bloodstream more quickly, which can increase blood sugar more than eating fruits with other foods.

Instead of eating fruits separately, a person with diabetes can benefit from combining fruits with other foods high in protein, fiber, or fat.

According to studies, protein, fiber and fat help the stomach slow down the secretion of food into the small intestine. Thus, the body absorbs less sugar at a time, which limits its effect on blood sugar (3).

Studies also show that soluble fiber can lower blood sugar levels, which can be very beneficial for people with diabetes. Also, enjoying a piece of fruit before eating can help prevent overeating, as it helps you feel full faster (4).

When should you eat fruit for weight loss?

There is no better time period during the day for eating fruit to lose weight. Because fruits tend to be high in fiber, they can help you feel full for a longer period of time.

According to a 2017 study, a high-fiber diet can help reduce the total amount of food consumed. Since consuming fewer calories can help you lose weight, people who want to lose weight can benefit from planning for eating fruit (5).

Eating nutrient-rich, low-calorie fruits before meals can make you feel full and therefore reduce the chance of overeating during or after meals. Eating fruit with food can help you eat less high-calorie foods.

Replacing high-calorie snacks with fruit - at any time during the day - is a great way to promote weight loss.

The best time to eat fruits for people with diabetes

If you suffer from diabetes, foods containing carbohydrates can cause a sharp surge in blood sugar. Over time, repeated bursts can lead to complications.

Fruits contain carbohydrates, including sugar, and therefore can affect blood sugar. Nevertheless, fruits have a low glycemic index - which means that they have less effect on blood sugar than other foods. This is due to their high fiber content, which makes them a good choice for people with diabetes.

To reduce the effect of fruits on blood sugar, people with any type of diabetes can combine fruits with other foods, or even foods that are high in protein or fat. Fiber in the fetus can cause sugar to enter the body’s small intestine more slowly (4).

Eating fruit separately from food can cause sugar to enter the bloodstream too quickly.