As our physical activity decreases at night, it is always recommended to have a light dinner to prevent indigestion and promote good sleep. While eating a light dinner is a common rule at dinner, there are many other rules that are often overlooked. According to the Gulf Times, today we will examine here how some wrong habits at dinner can reduce our lifespan.
Do not drink water before eating
From headaches, constipation to fatigue, dehydration can lead to many negative results. Not only this, it can also lead to weight gain and poor digestion. Drinking water before meals helps you burn fewer calories, which is the first step to maintaining a healthy weight.
You microwave your food in plastic containers
If you often wrap your food in plastic or store it in a plastic container before the microwave, you are consuming a lot of unhealthy chemicals. Safe non-microwave containers may spill bisphenol A and phthalates into food, especially if the food is greasy. These chemicals are thought to interfere with endocrine function, which disrupts hormones in healthy cells.
What did you have for dinner last night? What are your plans for dinner tonight? If your plate does not have many fruits and vegetables, you will suffer from cardiovascular problems in the future. According to a study presented at the American Nutrition Association’s annual conference in 2019, one in 12 people dies from cardiovascular disease and stroke due to insufficient consumption of vegetables.
You do not include protein in your dinner
Studies have shown that not having protein at dinner causes you to starve sooner and eventually burn extra calories. Excess calories mean weight gain, which is accompanied by a long list of health problems.
Eating too fast can make you fat and damage your heart. Early eaters are 11.6 percent more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster disorder that includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar and triglyceride levels, as well as rapid eating with weight gain. When you eat fast food, you do not chew food properly, which can affect the number of nutrients received from a healthy diet.
You are sitting after dinner
According to a study by the American Cancer Society, sitting for long periods of time in leisure time is associated with a higher risk of death than one of the 14 most common causes of death. The study included 127,554 people who had no chronic illness for 21 years. People who do not move after dinner have been found to be more at risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and neurological disorders.
Translator: Elahe Zarei