According to an American health expert, one quarter of the effect of dinner is to keep oneself alive, and three quarters is to keep the doctor’s income. The reason is that research has found that one of the causes of many diseases is from the bad eating habits in the evening.
This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it illustrates the fact that eating the wrong dinner can make you ill.
The ancients ate only two meals and did not have supper
It is recorded in Mozi Zaishou that the soldiers only ate two meals a day.
The first meal is called chaoshi, or breakfast as we call it.
The second meal is called “dinner plate” or “food” and is eaten in Shen Shi (about 4 p.m.).
As for mealtime, the ancients said “Shi Shi Shi Bu Shi” (The Analects of Confucius), which means to have a meal at a time when it is not supposed to be eaten, which was considered to be a behavior beyond propriety or a special reward.
Both Chinese medicine and Buddhism say, “Do not eat after noon.”
The so-called “noon”, is at 11 o ‘clock – 13 o ‘clock, after 13 o ‘clock can not eat again.
Let me tell you a story first:
In 1418, Hu Guang, a favorite of Emperor Zhu Di of the Ming Dynasty, died at the age of 37.
Hu Guang was a man of letters, and his characteristic was tight-lipped. When Zhu Di consulted with him, he would never reveal anything. Therefore, Zhu Di liked him very much.
But Zhu Di hated him too, because Hu Guang loved dinner.
In ancient times, if a person ate dinner, it was considered debauchery.
But Hu Guang said he had been sick for a long time and was very weak.
One meal is not much, so it is necessary to eat more meals.
Zhu Di forgave him.
After Hu Guang became an academician, he began to have dinner.
He was, as he had said, very weak from his long illness;
One meal is not much, so have supper;
And the dinner was very hearty.
However, Hu Guang’s health did not become stronger because of the dinner. On the contrary, his problems became more and more serious, so he died at the age of 37.
The ancients’ “skipping lunch” does not mean that people don’t really have dinner. After all, modern people go to bed later than ancient times, and we need more food and energy, which cannot be copied now.
However, we advocate that we should eat less dinner, because eating the wrong dinner will affect our health and life.
10 illnesses are all related to eating too much at dinner
According to statistics, 90% of obese people due to eat too good dinner, eat too much, coupled with the evening activity is small, low energy consumption, excess heat in the action of insulin a large number of synthesis of fat, accumulate over a long period of time, obesity is also formed.
Many in the life are going on a diet to reduce weight friend, ignored the importance of dinner diet, do not eat early, Chinese food, eat big in the evening however, as a result the body is reduced fatter more.
Long-term dinner is too full, often stimulate the secretion of insulin, it is easy to increase the burden of islets, accelerate aging, and then induce diabetes.
Obesity can also cause diabetes.
If the dinner is too full, protein food can not be completely digested, under the action of intestinal bacteria, produce toxic substances;
In addition, the small amount of activity and entering the sleep state make the intestinal wall peristalsis slowly, which prolongs the time for toxic substances to stay in the intestinal tract and increases the risk of bowel cancer.
- Urinary calculi
The peak period of calcium production in the human body is four to five hours after dinner, if the dinner is eaten too late, when the peak period of calcium production comes, usually into sleep.
Therefore, urine retention can not be discharged from the body in time, resulting in the continuous increase of calcium in the urine, which is easy to deposit and form crystals, and long-term accumulation is easy to form stones.
Eating too much dinner can easily lead to obesity
If dinner uses high protein, high fat, high heat to eat a way, can stimulate liver to make low density and very low density lipoprotein, form high blood fat disease thereby.
If the dinner content is meat diet, coupled with sleep blood flow speed slowed down, a large number of blood lipids will be deposited on the vascular wall, thereby causing arteriole contraction, increase peripheral vascular resistance, easy to make blood pressure suddenly rise, but also accelerate the systemic arteriole sclerosis process.
- Coronary heart disease
If the dinner diet is high in fat and high in calories, it can cause cholesterol increase and induce atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
Calcium deposits in the blood vessel walls are another major cause of atherosclerosis, so a large, gourmet, satiated and late dinner is one of the major causes of cardiovascular disease.
- Fatty liver
If dinner is eaten too good, eat too full, the concentration of blood sugar and fatty acid can accelerate adipose synthesis, add evening activity amount is small, also accelerate adipose transformation, form fatty liver extremely easily.
- Acute pancreatitis
Dinner overeating, coupled with alcohol, extremely easy to induce acute pancreatitis, serious people even in sleep shock, sudden death.
If the long-term dinner is too full, the stomach and intestines and the nearby liver, gallbladder, pancreas and other organs are still in operation during sleep, so that the brain can not rest, the blood supply to the brain is insufficient, and then affect the normal metabolism of brain cells, accelerate the aging of brain cells.
According to statistics, people who eat a lot when they are young and middle-aged have more than a 20% chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
Five tips for a healthy dinner
Everyone knows the adage that eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a princess and dinner like a pauper is a way of telling people to ration out their meals.
According to the Chinese nutritional dietary guidelines, the ratio of three meals a day is the best “343” principle: that is
Breakfast is 30 percent
Lunch is forty percent
Dinner is 30 percent
Wang Yi of Ministry of Dietotherapy Nutrition of Guanganmen Hospital of Chinese Academy of Sciences introduces, healthy dinner should remember 5 elements:
- Dinner is to be eaten between 5 and 7 p.m.
According to the ancient saying, people usually do not eat after sunset, but considering the modern life and rest schedule, it is recommended that people eat dinner between 5 PM and 7 PM and try to keep it regular.
Even if you don’t have to work long hours to eat every meal on time, it’s best to have a healthy snack, fruit, and a glass of milk in between.
- Make up for the missing at dinner.
Before dinner, think back on what you ate for breakfast and lunch, and make up for what you lacked in the evening.
For example, if you don’t eat 500 grams of vegetables, you should have a large plate of vegetables for dinner.
If the first two meals did not eat coarse grain, the evening to a bowl of coarse grain porridge;
If you’re not eating soy products, you should have tofu for dinner…
Make up for the first two meals missing food, dinner can become the whole day to find the balance of nutrition.
- Eat dinner with undivided attention.
“Watching a video or talking while eating” is the worst way to affect digestion.
Eating while doing something else will distract the attention of eating, affect the secretion of chewing and digestive juice, coupled with the food can not chew, will inevitably increase the burden of the stomach.
4, dinner should pay attention to the thickness of the match.
A lot of people know dinner to want to eat a few bland, but bland is not cannot eat meat, cannot too thick juice thick taste however, eat some of muscle fiber appropriately short, good digestible seafood, lean meat, egg kind OK, notice colposition of thickness, eat some vegetables and coarse grain more, eat fat meat less, increase gastrointestinal power thereby, have digestion.
- Keep your mouth shut when socializing outside.
Outer social parties should grasp their own appetite.
In foreign countries, more and more people begin to arrange social parties, dinner at noon, dinner at home in the evening, which is not only conducive to maintaining family feelings, more beneficial to health, worth advocating.