We all think that eating fruits means simply buying them, cutting and just popping them into our mouths. We will benefit more if we know how to eat them.

Fruits should be taken with an empty stomach, not as a desert meal as we often do. If we eat fruit that way, it will also serve a major role to detoxify our system, supplying a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.   

Let’s say we eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. As fruits digest faster than bread, the slice of fruits digest quickly and ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but the passage is blocked by the bread which takes longer to digest.

In the mean time the whole meal ferments and turns to acid. Consequently when fruits, come into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.  

So it is better to eat fruits with an empty stomach or before meal! We have heard people complaining that every time they eat watermelon they burp; that when they eat durians their stomach blots up or when they eat banana they feel like running to the toilet etc. 

Actually all these would not happen if they eat the fruits with an empty stomach. The putrefying fruits mix with the other food and produce gas and hence bloat!

Graying hair, balding and nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes, all these will not happen if we take fruits with an empty stomach. 

It is incorrectly presumed that some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic and will enhance acidity in the stomach.

Research however shows that all fruits become alkaline in our body. When we need to drink fruit juice, drink only fresh fruit juice, not from the cans. Don’t drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get nutrient at all.  You only get to taste. So stop making ‘durian porridge’ if you want nutrients. Cooking fruits destroys all the vitamins.

Eating the pulp or the whole fruit is far better than drinking the juice as the fiber is good for you.If you drink the juice, drink  mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

A 3-day “fruit fast” is a very simple and very effective way to cleanse and de-toxify your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruits juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look! During the “fruit fast” you can eat different fruits at different times, although occasionally mixed fruit salad would also be permissible and more interesting. 

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight. Have a healthy life, eat fresh fruits!


The secret of longevity is when you have learned what to do and how to do it well. Then look for new things to learn knowing that at first you may not do them well.