Updated: Aug 22
Over here in Australia, we love our fruit. An apple or banana is a staple lunchbox filler and a Pavlova our classic dessert.
Unfortunately, the how and when we are eating fruit is causing gut imbalance, irritation and long term side effects like constipation, pain or heartburn. Yes, seriously. According to Ayurveda, fruit is digested by the body unlike any other food and needs to be eaten on its own. Fruit should be eaten between meals and away from other foods by at least an hour. That way, it doesn’t cause a fermented mess in your stomach.
IMPORTANT TIPS & TRICKS ABOUT FRUIT
Never mix fruit with dairy products. Please, please, please don’t. Dairy like yoghurt and ice cream digest with acidity and combined with fruit is your stomachs worst nightmare. So yes, strawberries and ice cream not so good. Fruit salad and yoghurt or smoothies with milk - bad news. The way to combat this is to replace with non dairy options like coconut yoghurt or almond milk for example.
If you suffer from constipation, avoid eating raw fruit. It is very difficult to digest and cooked, stewed, warm fruit is a much better way to consume it.
Dried fruit is digested differently by the body and can be eaten with other foods. For example, putting raisins in your porridge.
Fruit is the most amazing snack and perfect for a mid morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Please just enjoy on its own!
With love and light,
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly - email@example.com