Many nutritionists agree that distributing meals 5 times throughout the day is essential not only to maintain a balanced diet, but to enjoy a healthy diet. ideal weight (as long as you do not eat too much, only small amounts, and always healthy foods).
In this way, the meals should be 5: breakfast, mid-morning lunch, lunch, snack and dinner.
And, in this sense, there is no doubt that breakfasts become one of the most important meals of the day. On how to prepare healthy breakfasts We talked to you at a previous moment, as we explained to you what the ideal foods for a good breakfast .
But the dinners They are also characterized for being equally important, being one of the 3 main meals of the day, constituting as the last meal of the day before going to bed. Therefore, it is better to consume light foods that are not very caloric, which helps us to keep our metabolism active but without the risk of gaining weight.
How should a healthy dinner be?
Many people believe that eating little or almost nothing is better when, for example, losing weight. Or directly tend not to dine directly anything.
However, it is more harmful than beneficial for our body, since we must not forget that dinner is the last meal we have of the day, and although it is best to eat lightly, it is not advisable not to eat (especially if we do not want to wake up) at night hungry).
For a dinner to be healthy, the most appropriate is forget about sweets and foods rich in refined flours , since they cause changes in sugar levels, which negatively influences when falling asleep. In addition, it is more likely that we have more desire to continue eating.
Yes it is advisable to eat satiety but low calorie foods . Fruits are ideal, being rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. But be careful, because being rich in simple sugars, they satisfy little, and it is likely that if we only eat fruit after a few hours we will feel hungry again.
The vegetables and white meats Like chicken breast, they are even more recommended, especially because they contain very little calories and are much more satisfying.
Foods that can not be missed in a healthy dinner
- Foods rich in proteins : Generally they are foods low in fat and calories, in addition to very satiating. They are ideal at dinners, because they help us keep sugar levels stable throughout the night.
- Dairy products : Dairy products such as milk contain tryptophan, an amino acid that produces serotonin, which in turn provides a feeling of well-being and relaxation. The best thing is to opt for skimmed dairy products.
- Vegetables and fruits : They contribute few calories and fats, and they are extremely light foods but very rich in essential nutrients for our organism.
- Infusions, tisanes or rooibos : Taking an infusion, a tisane or a rooibos can become a healthy option after dinner, especially if it is a digestive or depurative infusion.
When is it better to dine?
It is advisable to always set a schedule , and always try to have dinner at the same time. In this way you will accustom your body to dine at the same time.
Regarding the schedule, It is best to dine at least two hours before going to bed . This way you will not interrupt the digestion.
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