5 Common Foods You Might Be Eating At The Wrong Time Part 1

5 Common Foods You Might Be Eating At The Wrong Time Part 1

Everybody eats, but many people are not eating at the optimal times. Let’s be honest, most don’t know that they are eating at the wrong times until we dig deeper and do some research.

To make things easier, here’s a list of 5 common food groups that you could be eating at the wrong time. It may even convince you to rethink that midnight snack!

 

COMMON PROTEIN


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  • Optimal – Night  Tryptophan is an amino acid found in milk which helps promote sleep, so drinking a cup of warm milk before bed can soothe the body and help put you to sleep.

 

  • Unfavorable – Morning  Milk is a substance that is hard for your body to digest, that’s why it’s best to drink right before bed, giving your body the whole night for digestion.  Also, drinking milk during breakfast can disrupt the timing of your subsequent meals due to the slower digestion of the proteins in milk.

 

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  • Optimal – Early morning  Cheese also has the amino acid tryptophan, which produces the “feel-good” hormone serotonin, which will put you in a good mood and start your day off on the right foot. There is, however, less of this amino acid in cheese than there is in milk, so digestion will be faster throughout the day than it is in milk.

 

  • Unfavorable – Night  Cheese is high in fat, which is the hardest of the three macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) to digest; it can lead to indigestion problems which in turn may make you toss and turn through the night.

 

COMMON CARBOHYDRATES

 

Rice

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  • Optimal- lunch,  Our bodies metabolism is higher during the day giving us a better chance to consume those complex carbs!

 

  • Unfavorable- night, Rice consists of complex carbs which are difficult for our bodies to break them down during sleep.

 

Apple

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  • Optimal- morning, apple peel has the fiber pectin that helps in bowel movement and prevents constipation. Moreover it also eliminates carcinogens that our body can discard from the fiber in the peel over the day.

 

  • Unfavorable-  Night, apples organic acids will increase the acid levels in your stomach leading to discomfort. On top of that, pectin, a source of fiber in common citrus fruits,  will burden your digestive system at night.

 

Banana

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  • Optimal- noon Bananas are highly fibrous and help indigestion. They also work as a natural antacid and soothe heartburn. Eating during lunch allows our bodies enough time to fully digest and use up the sugars and absorb its rich source of magnesium properly.  

 

  • Unfavorable- night, The high starch content of bananas can lead to mucus formation and colds. Eating it on an empty stomach can upset the stomach since it’s a rich source of magnesium. Because magnesium is highly soluble it tries to neutralize stomach acid, but if none is present in a high amount it causes major discomfort.