Internet Food Rumors: Fact or Fiction?

They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. Separate fact from fiction with this guide!

Internet Food Rumors: Fact or Fiction?

They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. From sounding the alarm on toxins to revealing secrets to a healthy diet, questionable advice is everywhere. Separate fact from fiction with this handy guide to Internet food rumors.

Eat Fruit on an Empty Stomach

Rumor: Fruit must be eaten on an empty stomach to be properly absorbed by the body.

Fiction! Fruit is fruit. Eaten alone or with a meal, the nutritional value is the same. The claim that fruit must be eaten on empty stomach to prevent fermentation and rot in the gut is simply untrue. The contents of your stomach won't putrefy. Rotting and fermentation both require bacteria to aid in the process of decomposition and bacteria are less common in the stomach thanks to the presence of hydrochloric acid. Furthermore, your stomach is rarely "empty" – food can take up to 10 hours to fully digest. All of which means fruit is safe to enjoy any time!

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