Avoid eating these food items after 6 in the evening to stay fit

Avoid eating these food items after 6 in the evening to stay fit
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The metabolic rate of the human body reduces significantly by evening. So, nutritionists advice against eating food that are rich in carbohydrates and fat during this time. Nutritious food that are lighter on the stomach and easily digests should be included in the menu for dinner.

The following food items should be avoided after 6 pm in order to stay healthy and fit and keep away obesity and lifestyle diseases.

Frozen food

Frozen food that are meant to be stored for longer duration are often loaded with hydrogenated oils, sugar, salt and calories. Such food does not contain nutrients that are essential for the body. So, it is better to avoid such food in the evening.


Aerated drinks

Carbonated drinks contain sugar and calories in high amount making it unsuitable for the evenings.

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Food items prepared using cheese contain saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium in high amount.


Ice cream

It is difficult to say ‘no’ to ice creams. But the high sugar content in it makes ice cream an unhealthy item to enjoy in the evenings.

Ice cream
Fresh fruit with scoops of creamy speciality ice cream in assorted flavors with raspberry, berry, blueberry, strawberry, walnut , pistachio, chocolate, sugar cones and a scoop for serving. Photo: Shutterstock/stockcreations

Red meat

Even though a good source of protein, it is better to avoid red meat like beef, pork and mutton for dinner. These are difficult to digest and contain high amount of fat.

Frozen meat.
Photo: IANS

French fries

French fries that contain saturated fats and cholesterol should be avoided after 6 pm to maintain a healthy body weight.

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Tomato sauce

As tomato sauce contain high amount of fructose corn syrup, it is quite sugary. Tomato ketchup is a dip that is commonly served with fast food.

Home-made tomato ketchup
Tomato ketchup. Photo: Ganga Sreekanth

Pop corn

Enjoying fluffy pop corn while watching a late night movie or a web series might feel incredible. However, munching on pop corn that is loaded with trans fat and salt in the night is not the healthiest habit.  

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