July 22, 2014
Best Time to Eat Fruit?
Ask the Experts

Best Time to Eat Fruit?

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

Q: Is it better to eat fruit before, during or after a meal?

A: It does not matter. There are all sorts of oddball “food combining” notions espoused in books, articles, and on the Internet, claiming that it’s vital to eat foods in certain orders or combinations.

One common recommendation is to always eat fruits raw and not in combination with other foods, because otherwise they will ferment, “rot” and “turn toxic” in the stomach. There’s no evidence to support such contentions. The human digestive system handles all sorts of food combinations very efficiently.

Fruit is nutritious, raw or cooked, and is readily digested, whether alone or in combination with other foods.