Should I consume fruits separately or as a salad? Well, the answer is below.
When you consume a variety of fruits together, your body goes into a state where it has to deal with a lot of nutrients at one time.
Feeding your body with multiple nutrients at one time has two Side effects:
- Leaves the digestive system confused. The speed of digestion of every fruit is different.
- The body has the capacity to only absorb a limited amount at one time, the rest goes to waste.
A Fruit can be Acidic, sweet, or neutral so before combining them one should be well informed about the pH.
Try not to mix acidic fruits, such as grapefruits and strawberries, or sub-acidic foods such as apples, pomegranates, and peaches, with sweet fruits, such as bananas and raisins for better digestion. You can mix acidic with sub-acidic fruits.
Do not mix guavas with bananas as the duo can increase your chances of nausea, acidosis, and headaches.
Alkaline-Forming fruits & Acid-Forming fruits.
Remember this: It is not the pH of the food before we consume it but the effect it has on the pH of the body after consumption.
Alkaline Fruit List
The alkaline-forming rule applies most clearly to lemons and limes. As we all know, lemons and limes are acidic in nature. However, when metabolized they have an alkaline-forming effect on the body, and so are to be classified as alkaline-forming fruits.
Acidic Fruit List
Well, this is a list of basically every other fruit…
- Oranges, mandarins, satsumas etc
- Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.
- Paw Paw
All are fine in moderation as long as you’re sticking to the rules of:
- 1-2 pieces only per day
- Avoid juicing the fruit or taking a smoothie
- Stay away from dried fruit
Stick to those simple rules and you’re all set to continue enjoying fruits each day – regardless of their pH!