hi guys! i was wondering if you could help me with my melon dilemma...
ive heard a lot about how wonderful a blended melon smoothie is, but ive also heard that it should be eaten alone as
it digests quicker than other things.
what exactly does this mean?
if i combine melon with other fruits will i get gassy? or will i be running off to find the nearest toilet?
and even if i eat melon by itself (a lot of melon) will i defiantly be needing the bathroom straight after?
....have i just got the wrong end of the stick?
Since melons have a really high concentrate of water, they are more easily digested and can work through in about 15-20 minutes. I know alot of people combine foods like melons with apples, oranges ect and dont have a problem however I personally find that I handle melons better on there own or I can mix melons. (honeydew, cantelope, watermelon ect). I dont think that you will have to run to the bathroom right after eating a melon - but it is possible that you would be making a trip semi quickly. hehe.
Here is a thread on food combining. Hope I helped! : )
All fruit digests very quickly, within about 30 minutes, but melon seems to digest the fastest for most people. I prefer to eat melon alone as well.
A good melon soup is melon blended with cucumber. You could add some mild herbs too, like mint or dill. Very tasty. :)
I find that I can mix melon with berries and that doesn't seem to affect me. But I've tried to mix it with banana and that didn't sit too well. I got very bloated.
I had melon for breakfast on the weekend (about 1.5 cantaloupes each day). And let me tell that it cleaned out my system pretty well (if you know what I mean). Not immediately after, but throughout the day.
thanks for the link, recipe, and advice guys!
i was under the impression that a melon smoothie was going to have an immediate
laxative effect on me!
ok so bring on the melons! they have been waiting in my kitchen for 3 days. i think im going to try the
soup tomorrow. :-)
Enjoy your delicious fruit! :)
Yea I agree on the high % of water, think same goes for watermelon, they are basically water with some taste :P.
I plan to do a detox this weekend. Its hot so melons are on my mind. Any tips for a melon detox?
Here in the South it's common place to eat watermelon with salt. What a way to ruin some perfectly good melon. ;)
Cantaloupe is my absolute favorite melon. There is a fruit stand right around the corner from my house with HUGE cantaloupe. They are so good!