I have read many articles saying to eat fruit on an empty stomach because it can ferment when eaten with other foods. Then some articles say it does not matter when you eat fruit because it takes hours for your body to digest anyway. So when is the best time to eat fruit?
Fruit is an incredibly healthy food group: packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and water. But there have been some nutritional claims circulating that suggest fruit can also be damaging if eaten in conjunction with other foods. The basic premise is that high-sugar fruits help to ferment the other digested foods in a "full" stomach, causing gas, indigestion and other problems. While it's true that fruit helps accelerate fermentation in things like bread starters, the idea that it could do so in a stomach is completely false.
"There is no need to eat any food or type of food on an empty stomach. This myth has been around for a long time. There is no science to support it even though proponents make scientific-sounding statements," Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss -- Week by Week, told HuffPost Healthy Living by email.