We have been taught since our childhood to respect ‘Time’ and to understand how important it is. Time matters in every aspect of our lives. For example, there are some foods that give us proteins and energy for the entire day, but if we consume the same food at the ‘wrong time’, it can be harmful to us.
People these days are more self-aware and conscious about their diet and health, but it’s not that easy to get all the healthy eating rules right. Eating food at the wrong time can be really very harmful. For example- eating apples at the wrong time can lead to bowel and stomach problems instead of improving it. Following these rules is not that difficult but pretty easy to keep in mind.
Here in this article, we have brought you 15 such foods that are really harmful if you eat at the wrong time. So, make note of the same and make sure to consume them at the proper time. Let’s check them out.
Apples contain fiber and natural acids which helps in improving digestion. So eating them in the morning is always the best habit as they help in improving the bowel movements. But having them at night or in the evening is always a bad idea as the digestion process is slower at that time. It can lead to excessive gas and bowel problems.
So, avoid eating apples at night and start eating them in the morning.
Yogurt is rich in lactic acids which can decrease the activity of the stomach or it will slow down your digestion process. So it’s better to avoid having it in an empty stomach or before the meal.
The best time to have yogurt is 1-2 hours after the main meal to receive all the benefits for digestion. Also, you can eat a small quantity of yogurt right before the bed as it fills up your body with protein and it helps in muscle growth and development.
Although fruits are a good option to start your day bananas are an exception. Eating bananas in breakfast is not at all healthy. Consuming them in the empty stomach might lead to a decrease in your energy levels or change in bowel movements especially people who suffer from bowel syndrome should not take bananas in the morning.
After eating it in the morning, you might feel energized at first because of high sugar content but after some time you’ll feel hungry and tired again. And if you don’t want to give up on having bananas as breakfast, then combine it with some other foods.
Coffee in the morning is a must for most people but it’s a quite unhealthy and useless habit.
In the first hour of waking up, our body produces cortisol and it’s important to not disturb or disrupt this process and our natural rhythm. According to some research, having coffee before a meal makes our body tolerant to caffeine.
So don’t drink coffee just after waking up, wait for a bit and then have it and stick to consistent caffeine intake. Also, don’t drink coffee in the evening to avoid the problem of lack of sleep.
Eating rice just after a long day of work is not at all a right option. Rice takes a lot of time to digest because it contains carbohydrates. Eating rice at night can cause weight gain as they are rich in calories. Afternoon i.e., lunchtime is the best time to have rice because they are energetic and metabolism is also fast during the day.
Sugar is the main reason for weight gain. If you want a healthy diet then cut sugar and sweets from it, although it’s not that easy. If you eat sweets as a snack, the blood sugar level rises to lead to sugar spikes and it leaves you tired and nervous.
If you can’t control your cravings, then you can have some dessert right after your main meal, your blood sugar won’t rise much.
Having milk in the morning is not at all a good habit especially for the adults as it is not easily digestible, drinking it in the morning with some other foods can cause heartburn and stomach ache.
So the best time to have milk is in the evening as it helps to calm you down and also it helps in sleeping better.
Meat is rich in protein and B vitamins, hence it’s tough to digest. That’s why you should not eat meat at night. And if you wish to eat it then choose lean meat and eat at least three hours before bed to prevent yourself from weight gain. Also, you can eat it anytime in the day to get proteins.
Nuts are a healthy source of fats and calories, but having them at night is a bad idea. Each thing has timing, having them at any other time might be harmful.
So, have nuts in the daytime or as a breakfast to get all the benefits. Eating them at the right time keeps the heart healthy, normalize the cholesterol level, they also help in weight loss and enhances your beauty and skin.
High-fat cheese is rich in fat so avoid having it in the night if you want a sound sleep. High- fat is difficult to digest, it can even cause discomfort and it can lead to disturbance in sleep.
So, have cheese but in the day time only. Eating cheese for breakfast is a healthy idea as it provides your body with all the essential calcium for muscle growth and bone health. Also, it will be easy to digest in the daytime.
Drinking citrus fruit juice right after you wake up is healthy, it’s a myth. Citrus fruits are highly acidic in nature and having them right after the main meal can increase acid formation in your body leading to digestive problems, heartburn, heaviness in the stomach, and slow digestive process.
Wait for some time after your meal and enjoy your fruit juice then.
Have beans in the afternoon or morning but not in dinner as they are rich in fibers because eating them at night can cause some health problems such as bloating and sleeping disorders. It’s better to be careful and eat them in the afternoon to digest them easily.
So these were all the rules you need to follow to stay healthy and active. Almost every food is best to eat in the daytime as it can get digested easily. Try applying these habits in your diet and see the changes. Also, share your experiences with us!