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Old 11-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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fruit with food?

I have recently read that a person should not eat fruit with or directly after food because the fructose would stay in the stomach for too long and would ferment.

What would happen if one eats fermented fructose? Isn't rum just fermented sugar? The harm is negligible then, right?

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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That's a new one! Where did you read that?

People have been eating fruit as part of their meals for centuries with no apparent problems.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #4
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OK. Just checking.
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Wild game and fruit is like bread and butter!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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Fruit IS food.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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Strictly addressing fermentation, which is the action of bacteria on sugar, the pH of the stomach varies two points either side of 3, quite acidic, not a viable environment for bacteria to perform fermentation.

The bogus advice has been around for many, many years. The common Internet version is to eat fruit on an empty stomach, because it will then be properly absorbed. If there's anyone who might reasonably choose when to eat their fruit, it would be diabetics, and they might get some benefit from doing the opposite, eating other foods with their fruit, to slow absorption, although fructose is the least troublesome of sugars.
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