Fruits are one of the foods that we must include in our daily diet because they are rich in nutrients, such as vitamins and antioxidants, and have a really low-calorie content. Fruits are so healthy that every nutritionist will recommend eating at least four fruits a day. But when eating fruits for dessert, some unwanted consequences might occur, depending on the type of foods we ate before.
There is a widespread myth that eating fruits after lunch or dinner is exposing consumers to weight gain. However, nutritionists debunked this myth a long time ago but, quite shocking for some people, they say that eating fruits for dessert is not a very healthy habit, despite what the majority believes.
When does eating fruits for dessert become an unhealthy habit?
First, when fruits are consumed after fatty foods and foods rich in proteins, they are digested much slower. Regularly, in this case, it would take about 3 hours to completely digest the fruits.
Also, fruits are rich in fiber, therefore, when eating them after big meals we might feel bloated. The nutritionists recommend eating fruits instead of meals, if we want, in order to get all the nutrients from them and avoid bloating.
Besides, nutritionists recommend eating fruit in the morning, as the sugar they contain will give us the energy we need to be active throughout the day.
In addition to all these, fruits should be eaten raw, along with their shell, whenever possible, to absorb the most of the nutrients the fruits contain.
In short, eating fruits for dessert is not exposing to weight gain but this habit could lead to a slower digestion which will result in bloating. Therefore, we should avoid eating meals rich in fiber, fats, and proteins if we plan to have a dessert rich in fruits.