Eat Smart- The Right Time To Eat Certain Foods

Believe it or not, the timing of your food matters. While you might be avoiding certain foods because junk, unwanted fats, calories, etc etc, did you know there are certain health foods that could totally wreak your diet if not had at the the right time? Yeah, this is what they mean when they say “eat smart” I’ve tried and tested these myself, hence decided to share these with you. Read on –

1.Potatoes

Rich in minerals and carbs, potatoes are ideally had for breakfast. Since your metabolism is super fast in the morning and you’re waking up to eat after a long gap, you need something that gives you energy. This is why you need carbs in the morning. They are loaded with calories, hence not a good idea for lunch or dinner.

2. Pasta

High in fiber and calories pasta is a great choice only during the morning since your metabolism is fast and helps burn the calories faster compared to when eaten at night.

3. Dark Chocolate

Eating a small bit of dark chocolate in the morning provides the body with antioxidants. Eating dark chocolate as a snack is a bad idea as it starts turning the excess into fat deposits.

4. Meat

Your body takes almost 5 hours to digest meat. Hence it is a good idea to eat meat in the morning or for lunch rather than at dinnertime.

5. Oranges

The citrus content will cause irritation in your stomach and even cause gastritis if had in the morning. It’s a safe bet to have them as a snack between breakfast and lunch.

6. Apples

The pectin in apples is difficult to digest, hence it is safer to have these fruits in the morning rather than at dinnertime.

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7. Cheese

Cheese is loaded with calories, and takes a long time to digest. Eat cheese in the morning and not in the evening to prevent weight gain.

8. Rice
The carbohydrate content of rice is high, which means it takes a while to digest it. Eat it for lunch to stay energized throughout the evening and to keep hunger at bay.

9. Butter

This carb loaded ingredient is better had in the early hours of the day as it takes longer to digest. The excess is stored as fat if eaten later.

10. Bread

Since it takes a lot of time to break down these carbs, it’s a good idea to eat them in the morning when your metabolism is high. Eaten later in the day would cause fat deposits.

 

Got any more tips to share on what to eat when? We’d all love to know! Leave a comment :)

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