A good and proper dinner is a quality rest at night and a quick recovery of the body after a busy day.
Anyone has heard the wisdom that “supper should be given to the enemy.” We will not be so categorical. To refuse or not to have an evening meal, everyone is free to decide for himself or herself, but it is not healthy to have a snack just before going to bed. After all, the body before sleep will not have time to digest this meal, at night, all the processes of digestion will proceed much slower. As a result, a cutlet with potatoes or fish with rice will be dangling undigested till awakening. That is not the best impact on health.
Therefore, nutritionists advise to have dinner no less than 4 hours before bedtime. The fact is that during this period the food can be digested. But even if your dinner takes place at the recommended time, the choice of products for it should be considered carefully. In the afternoon, the activity of the digestive system decreases, the liver, gallbladder, pancreas begin to work slower than during the day. All this must be considered. And give up heavy, high-calorie, fatty, spicy foods. Carbohydrates, especially easily digestible (white bread, sugar, sweet fruits, cakes, etc.) are not recommended, however, it is also better to refuse complex carbohydrates in the form of cereals and potatoes. In the evening, the body processes glucose very poorly, and therefore all sweets are also prohibited, alas, you should be careful with fresh and dried fruits.
Sugar and flour of the highest grade - all this very quickly raises the level of sugar in the blood, but after a sweet cake it falls rapidly and you want to eat again. In addition, it is refined products that are primarily deposited on the hips. After industrial processing, there is nothing useful in them, and glucose and starch - as many as you like.
Especially fried, but also baked or boiled is not worth it. The fact is that red meat contains a large amount of tyrosine, which increases the level of adrenaline. Therefore, it is best to eat it in the morning, in the evening the adrenaline level will return to normal and you will be able to sleep peacefully. As a light protein component of your dinner, you can eat white poultry meat and lean fish.
Smoked meats and sausages
Smoked meat, boiled and uncooked smoked sausage, cold boiled pork and other goodies contain teramin. It increases the production of a substance responsible for the nerve impulses. Its excess influences our brain, does not allow to fall asleep. What is more, smoked meat is too fat and harmful.
Usually, we eat refined rice. And it is absorbed too well. There are a lot of starches and, accordingly, fast carbohydrates. So it is better to refuse rice and other cereals in the afternoon.
Even a small piece of dark chocolate in the afternoon will harm both weight loss and well-being. Firstly, it contains too much sugar, that is, fast carbohydrates, and secondly, it contains caffeine. So chocolate, as well as other sweets, is recommended to eat only in the morning.
They are very high in calories and fat. Imagine that a handful of nuts contains up to 600 Kcal. This is more than half the daily diet for losing weight. Those who do not keep to diets should still avoid nuts. They contain too much fat (albeit useful), but for the last meal of the day they are not very healthy and easily digestible food.
Grapes, apricots, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe are healthy foods, but they contain a lot of sugars, fast carbohydrates. So it is advisable to abandon them in the evening and eat them only in the morning. It is also better not to eat dried fruits.
Salted and pickled vegetables - too heavy for the stomach, they often cause heartburn.
It goes without saying, but we still include hamburgers and other "fast food" in the list. Such products are very fatty, salty, often spicy, they have a lot of sugar. Fatty cutlets on buns are poured with sweet sauce. It is generally very harmful, and in the evening - all the more.
What to eat in the evening
At our disposal for dinner remain various fish (preferably not too fat), crustaceans and mollusks, white poultry meat, rabbit, almost all vegetables, dairy products, eggs.