Know Why You Should Eat Fruits In The First Meal Of The Day

By: Niharika Choudhary
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Fructophobia (from fructus, Latin for "fruit") is the fear of fruits. Did you know that some people on earth suffer from this incredible phobia?

The fruits that we relish are actually a nightmare for them! Hard to even imagine the scenario!

Anyway, I think fruits are delicious, nutritious and beautiful to look at also. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibres and work wonders for our body.

Having fruits is a very healthy habit, it keeps you safe from many diseases, gives you an excellent option apart from the junk and unhealthy snacks, helps you in managing your weight, etc.

Obviously, when so much goodness gets into your body, it radiates on your healthy smooth skin and your cascading tresses.

Most of the dietitians vouch to eating fruits as the first thing in the morning after you've had a glass of water.

Fruits can also be had on an empty stomach before meals, and you should keep a minimum difference of at least 45 minutes before eating something else.

The reason for doing this is when fruits are eaten on an empty stomach, your stomach can easily process all of the nutrients, fibre and the simple sugars of the fruit. Hence, this is the 'best way' to derive all the benefits from the fruit you eat.

So, let us have a look at some more of the benefits that these healthy treats have to offer when had in the first meal of the day. Have a look:

Improves Digestion

Fruits are loaded with fibre that keeps the digestive system happy and smoothen the excretion process of your body, relieving you from bowel irregularity disorders.

Eating fruits also keeps you free from other problems like gastritis, clogging and constipation.

 

Fruits Are Your Armour Against Many Diseases

They are the richest sources of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres.

The high amount of antioxidant supplements packed in the fruits will help you to improve your health.

Fruits with vitamin C reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Dietary fibres also help in preventing heart disease, as they lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

 

Fruits Help You In Losing Weight

Regular inclusion of fruits rich in dietary fibres, in your diet, will help you to lose weight, as the fibres will keep you full for a long period of time.

Fruits also have about 90-95% of water content in them, so having them flushes out the nitrogenous wastes and unwanted toxins from the body.

However, one should remember that only fruits won't help you to reduce weight, you also need to practice regular workouts as well.

 

Detoxifies Your Skin Giving You A Healthy Glow

Fruits like apples, bananas, berries, papaya, etc, are a boon for your skin.

They have high fibre content and have excellent cleansing properties that help in a smooth bowel functioning, thus keeping you protected from various skin disorders.

Fruits with high vitamin C content can slowly lighten the signs and scars of acne spots.

 

Healthy Hair

Having fruits on an empty stomach can prevent hair loss and premature greying of the hair.

Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C, which prevents hair fall and keeps your hair healthy and shiny.

 

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 9:30 [IST]
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