Everyone has a different schedule, some wake up early in the morning, others like to sleep away those first hours. Though it does not matter at what time you choose to awaken from your slumber, it does matter when you choose to intake your fruit.
When you first wake up. First thing you should do is drink some water, then eat as many ripe fruits as you can. By consuming nature’s candy on an empty stomach, you’re allowing your body to seep in all the nutrients!
Don’t be afraid to mix it up either. Your body and mind benefits most when flooded with a variety of different fruits. Blackberries, kiwis, peaches, mangos, papayas, pineapples, apples, dragonfruits, passion fruits, bananas, pears, oranges, nectarines, raspberries….to name only a few! Take your pick and incorporate it into your fresh start.
Try to eat these heavenly beings at least three times per day. When that craving for some sugar creeps in on you mid day, reach for a fruit. The energy provided by fruits is natural, and much better for you than the processed alternatives. This is especially true before and after your workout. If you’re looking for that pre-workout boost, eat a MANGO! This delicious fruit is full of sugars that will boost you right into gear. Post-workout you ask? BANANA! Great source of potassium and will help rebuild those muscles.
It seems that mixing fruit with other foods is not the greatest idea. Our body uses different enzymes to digest fruit from other foods, so best not to mix and match.
If you are sensitive to the sugar levels, you should stay away from fruit right before getting in bed. This isn’t an all around rule of thumb, and you’ll have to observe your own body’s reaction.
Fruit is the bee knees, as they say. It naturally detoxifies your system, and should really be a staple part of your diet, especially with summer approaching.
We know that organic fruit can be really expensive, but try your hardest to eat as much organically grown and sourced fruit as possible. Unfortunately in today’s day there are plenty of chemicals being pumped into the soil to enhance growth, and pesticides used to keep away the bugs. Though it is hard to get around this, try looking into some local farmer’s markets, health food store’s, and neighbors backyards!