Nowadays the average person in the US consumes about 20% more calories than their ancestors did in the last century, according to research. And although people are getting more conscious about their diet, it’s not always easy to get all the healthy eating rules right. For example, eating apples at the wrong time can actually cause bowel problems instead of improving your digestion. Luckily, it’s not rocket science and the basic rules are pretty easy to follow.
We are ready to debunk some myths concerning healthy eating habits and share some advice on how to choose the right time to eat your favorite foods in order to get the maximum benefit.
Staring your day with a freshly squeezed glass of citrus juice may seem healthy, but it’s not. Citrus fruits are very acidic and having them with or right after the main meal increases acid formation that may cause some unpleasant digestive problems like heartburn, a feeling of heaviness in the stomach, and a slowdown in the absorption of nutrients. Just wait for a little while after your meal to enjoy your fruit juice.
Beans are high in fiber, so eating them at night can cause bloating and decrease the quality of sleep among some people. It’s better to be careful with this product. Beans are the perfect food for lunch or an early dinner: this way all the useful ingredients will get digested, but you’re less likely to feel bloated and too full.
Apples are high in fiber and contain natural acids that improve digestion and colon function. But if you eat apples in the evening, the acid from them can build up in the stomach causing some discomfort. Eating apples at night can also lead to excessive gas formation and problems with bowel movements. It happens because digestion slows down at night and it takes much longer for any food to digest.
The best time for eating apples is in the morning. This way you can stimulate a bowel movement after a long sleep. It’ll be especially beneficial if you had a late dinner or ate too much unhealthy food.