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Is it true that you should not eat anything except fruit before midday?
Posted by Jayson Hunter on 22 April 2011 11:18 AM
This is a misguided practice which takes little account of how the body, and the digestive processes, work. Overnight, the body's blood glucose level drops because you are in a 'fasting' state. The first meal (literally 'breakfast') should provide plenty of carbohydrate for energy. This is just as important for people who have sedentary jobs as it is for laborers, athletes, soldiers, or anyone else who is physically active. Unless you are in a state of semi-starvation your brain has only one source of energy - glucose, and it is also the preferred fuel for active muscles. Unfortunately, most fruits are not very good sources of carbohydrate (they are much better sources of vitamins and fiber). Cereal foods such as bread, muffins and breakfast cereals are much better sources of carbohydrate than fruit. A breakfast of cereal, milk, and toast, or muffins with fruit juice, will provide you with the carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and minerals you need for that early morning 'kickstart'.
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