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Foods You Should Never Eat Before Going to Bed

There is no need to deny yourself of late night snacking but you should be very cautious about what you eat at night. Choose healthier foods in order to avoid a heavy intake of calories, heart burning problems, weight gain and incomplete sleeping patterns. Here are some foods that you should try not to consume before going to bed:

1. Fat or greasy foods

Greasy and heavy foods before going to bed can make you feel sluggish in the morning and also make your stomach work overtime to digest all that heavy food. Stay away from things like fast food, ice cream, or super cheesy foods right before bed.

2. Sugary foods

Eating something high in sugar before going to bed can spike blood sugar levels, which will ultimately disturb the natural sleeping pattern. So avoid sugary products before going to bed.

3. Red meat and other proteins rich foods

Like fatty foods, eating red meat

late at night will disturb your sleep, as it sits in your stomach and takes some time to digest. So avoid high protein foods before going to bed.

4. Spicy foods

Spicy, peppery foods may upset your stomach and stimulate your senses, making it hard to fall asleep.

5. Alcohol Of Any Kind

Alcohol is a sleep killer and it contains more calories. So, drinking alcohol before going to bed might disturb your sleep as well as health. If you really want to drink something before going to bed you can have a cup of green tea which is high in antioxidants, and boosts your metabolism.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Are Salads Healthy?

Salads are popularly known as the dieter’s delight. Unfortunately a lot of salads that are often promoted as healthy might not be as healthy as they appear. Infact sometimes might even carry double the amount of calories than a bowl of pasta!  Its very easy to add calories to a dish but how do you make it equally easy to reduce them.

Salads (Cr/freedigital)

The secret to the calorie count of every salad is in the sauce.  Four signs that make salad fattening are : creamy dressing, red meat like bacon toppings, oily dressings and lastly cheese. Your next question would be how to choose a healthy salad from the menu without compromising on the flavour of it. We have a few answers explained for you right  here:

Combine fruits with vegetables for that extra flavour: Fruits contain natural sugar that adds flavour without burdening the salad with extra calories. It is also the best substitute for artificial sugar. Citrus fruits can be added to enhance the flavour and give it a tangy taste for more variety. Both fresh fruits and dried fruits add flavour, texture and nutritional benefit to the salad. This combination adds antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet. Besides the reduced calories your body is getting the best of nutrition packed in one meal! (more…)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo