The Best Way to Start the Day
After a night of sleep, the best and most delightful way to get your digestive juices flowing is to eat one of nature’s perfect foods: fruit. Fresh fruit are the best way to start your day because they are easy to digest, so you can ease your body into the day and avoid a shock to your system first thing in the morning.
Fruit is composed of simple sugars, many vitamins and minerals and lots of water that assimilate into the body very quickly. This allows the body to remain in its detoxification mode longer, rather than demanding heavy digestive processes first thing in the morning.
According to the laws of proper food combining, eating fresh fruit on an empty stomach is most beneficial for digestion. It is further recommended, especially if you have sensitive digestive system, to eat one type of fruit at a time, as different families of fruit require different enzymes for digestion. Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons and tangerines combine well together and should be eaten separately from other categories of fruit. Melons should always be eaten alone as well.
Some types of fruit that go well together are:
- Strawberries and kiwis
- Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
- Sweet apples, peaches and cherries
- Pears, papayas and mangoes
- Apricots, sweet plums, fresh figs
- Bananas and sweet grapes
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