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My step-mum told me today (who heard this at work) that if you eat fruit after a meal it will take longer to digest therefore will FERMENT in your belly as it is lying on top of your recently eaten me… Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
My step-mum told me today (who heard this at work) that if you eat fruit after a meal it will take longer to digest therefore will FERMENT in your belly as it is lying on top of your recently eaten meal! Melon especially! She said it is suggested to leave an hour or 2 before you eat the fruit as a dessert! Can i have peoples views and/or opinions on this please as i quite regularly give my 14 month old fruit as her dessert with no gap in between and am now feeling a bit weird about it!!
P.s I did a little looking it up on the net but got mixed thoughts from it all!
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
never heard that :?
#2
loupomm
never heard that :?


Exactly nor had i thats why i want a bit of advice from others!! Weird in it!!?:thinking:
#3
nope, not true at all. :)
#4
Me neither :?
#5
black gerbil1
nope, not true at all. :)


Evidence please!! How do you know??:w00t:
1 Like #6
It's true, a dietician advised me to actually eat fruit before a meal, leave at least 30 minutes to an hour before eating a main meal. Was also advised not to drink with a meal but wait another 30 minutes to give your body time to digest the food too as it gets mixed signals if you add a liquid to the equation.

Asked about soup but she just laughed.
#7
choc1969
It's true, a dietician advised me to actually eat fruit before a meal.


Thats how the subject was brought up in the first place as she is on the "grapefruit diet" - eat half a grapefruit before every meal and it burns the calories quicker than normal!
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KELLY 'N' STEVE
Evidence please!! How do you know??:w00t:

I thought my advice given to many members about food and exercise would be enough!

When you eat, your stomach releases hydrochloric acid to break down the food, your stomach is just one big bag, there are no pockets, so when you eat a meal then a piece of fruit, it will all get mixed.

the Acid mixes with the food as it breaks down, then carried into the intestines etc etc.

Fruit usually takes about 15-35mins to digesting depending on what type of fruit it is.

it does not "lay on top" of the other food.
#9
The stomach releases gastric acid.....hydrochloric acid is only a component of this ;-)
#10
black gerbil1
I thought my advice given to many members about food and exercise would be enough!

When you eat, your stomach releases hydrochloric acid to break down the food, your stomach is just one big bag, there are no pockets, so when you eat a meal then a piece of fruit, it will all get mixed.

the Acid mixes with the food as it breaks down, then carried into the intestines etc etc.

Fruit usually takes about 15-35mins to digesting depending on what type of fruit it is.

it does not "lay on top" of the other food.


Well said, how and wear is the food going to "lay on top"? It does not form an orderly line down your throat waiting its turn, and its not like your local deli grabbing a number waiting to be served.
#11
black gerbil1
I thought my advice given to many members about food and exercise would be enough!

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When you eat, your stomach releases hydrochloric acid to break down the food, your stomach is just one big bag, there are no pockets, so when you eat a meal then a piece of fruit, it will all get mixed.

the Acid mixes with the food as it breaks down, then carried into the intestines etc etc.

Fruit usually takes about 15-35mins to digesting depending on what type of fruit it is.

it does not "lay on top" of the other food.


Thank you that does make sense actually!:thumbsup:
1 Like #12
Yes your mother is absolutely right.
Fruit should always be eaten before main meal as it does fermait if it is eaten after. Therefore you might experiment lots of gass expsosions if eaten in the wrong order.
Fruit (especialy melons) is very quickly digested it goes through you very fast
I always give my kids bowl of mixed fruit about 1 hour before main meal or as soon as I pick them up from school. Then they go very nicely to the toilet in the wright time and regularly.
;-)
#13
People need to remember....biology basics. Food takes at least 18 hours to pass through your system from consumption to excretion.....so in fact there is a layering effect if you eat 3 square meals a day. It doesn't all come out in one sitting.....lol unless you have a gastric problem.
#14
choc1969
People need to remember....biology basics. Food takes at least 18 hours to pass through your system from consumption to excretion.....so in fact there is a layering effect if you eat 3 square meals a day. It doesn't all come out in one sitting.....lol unless you have a gastric problem.


thats very debatable. Eat a banana on a empty stomach in the morning, and the sugar will be in your blood stream within 30mins.:thumbsup:

from in to out, food times vary, not all will be 18 hours. Perhaps if you don't chew your food correctly, then maybe :)
#15
black gerbil1;2814466
thats very debatable. Eat a banana on a empty stomach in the morning, and the sugar will be in your blood stream within 30mins.:thumbsup:

from in to out, food times vary, not all will be 18 hours. Perhaps if you don't chew your food correctly, then maybe :)


you know excretion means to poop ???? :whistling: I said nothing about the release of sugars etc
#16
choc1969
you know excretion means to poop ???? :whistling: I said nothing about the release of sugars etc

yes, hence the "in to out".
#17
:giggle:
1 Like #18
Jus read loads on here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestion

No conclusion but read to your hearts content and follow links Zzzzzz :lazy:

Some stuff is digested in the small bowel even. :?

Any way, fed up with 5 fruits 3 grains 5Ltrs water (I feel quite ill) fiber and exersize,
I'm of to Mc Ds :whistling:
#19
Thanks every one!
Will have a read of that link later when little one goes bed!
#20
dont eat apple seeds or a tree will grow in your belly!
lol :D
#21
choc1969
People need to remember....biology basics. Food takes at least 18 hours to pass through your system from consumption to excretion.....so in fact there is a layering effect if you eat 3 square meals a day. It doesn't all come out in one sitting.....lol unless you have a gastric problem.


The vindaloo I had last night would disagree with the 18 hours theory http://www.v-rodforums.com/forums/images/smilies/paper.gif :whistling:
#22
fox2020
The vindaloo I had last night would disagree with the 18 hours theory http://www.v-rodforums.com/forums/images/smilies/paper.gif :whistling:


LOL.:w00t:
#23
Mclovin
dont eat apple seeds or a tree will grow in your belly!
lol :D


fox2020
The vindaloo I had last night would disagree with the 18 hours theory http://www.v-rodforums.com/forums/images/smilies/paper.gif :whistling:


You two make me laugh especially after reading the infraction thread!!:w00t:
1 Like #24
OK If you want an outline of how the digestive system works:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/biology/diet_3.shtml
Food in the stomach is constantly churned by peristaltic movements of the muscular stomach wall. Gastric juices are released whiich contain hydrochloric acid to kill bacteria and one or more enzymes active in the digestion of protein. Basically the stomach is the body's liquidiser - look at vomit!! Fermentation is an anaerobic process and not relevant to a functional digestive system. The more there is of anything to digest the longer it will take. The stomach contents are released bit by bit into the small intestine, which is where the real digestion takes place and the digested food is absorbed into the blood stream. Clearly if you eat fruit and nothing else the 'fruit molecules' will get there first. There is no real benefit to this because the body has mechanisms to 'even things out' so that your cells get what they need when they need it.

So feed your little one in the normal sensible common sense ways that I'm sure you always have. Sometimes I wonder where these 'diet experts' come from.

Just so you know -
Poo is egested, not excreted and consists of indigestible food , gut cells etc and bacteria.
#25
chesso;2815160

Just so you know -
Poo is egested, not excreted and consists of indigestible food , gut cells etc and bacteria.


Thanks for my new word of the day :thumbsup:

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