Who is not allowed to eat spicy foods, how often can you eat white rice, why should you give up low-fat foods and not salt?
Taboo number 1 - do not eat spicy foods if you have gastritis
Spicy foods can worsen stomach problems if you have them. Observe small portions and avoid spicy foods if you have a history of ulcers or gastritis (more facts about spicy foods can be found here).
Taboo # 2 - Neglecting Meals
Take breakfast for at least 15 minutes, and after 3-3.5 hours you can have a snack. Don't miss your afternoon snack and dinner.
If you have an appointment for lunch or dinner, invite the other person to eat with you.
Taboo number 3 - overeating
The most negative consequence is not excess weight, but health problems.
Most often, we overeat fatty, salty, and sugary foods.
A person feels pleasure from what he has eaten, but in fact it is just an influx of dopamine. When this effect weakens, you want to eat more, even if the person is not hungry, which can lead to food addiction (we talked about it here).
Taboo number 4 - giving up bifidobacteria
When the numbers of beneficial bacteria in our body thin out, they can no longer successfully perform their functions. We become extremely sensitive to any kind of infection, immunity decreases, and allergic dermatitis worsens. So, regardless of personal taste preferences, it is worth taking care that the army of microflora does not lose its fighters.
Taboo number 5 - replacing smoothies with a full meal
In terms of calorie content, smoothies can really be considered a complete meal. But because you don't chew your food, your brain does not receive a signal of satiety, which means you will quickly want to eat again.
Taboo number 6 - eating fruit on an empty stomach
They can cause acidity to rise. Save the fruit until lunch or afternoon tea.
Taboo # 7 - eating white rice often
It belongs to foods with a high glycemic index - it increases blood sugar levels. White rice is devoid of an outer shell, which makes it more nutritious and dangerous for the figure - it is digested too quickly (read about other foods that prevent us from losing weight here).
Taboo number 8 - get carried away with low-fat foods
There is no benefit from products with zero fat content! Without lipids, protein, calcium and other macro- and microelements are not assimilated.
Dairy products with 0% tasteless and do not have the desired consistency - manufacturers add starch, thickeners, sugar to them, which increases the calorie content several times.
Taboo number 9 - do not eat after 18:00
You can and should eat after six. Imagine a person who wakes up at 1 pm and goes to bed, for example, at 5 am. If he uses this rule, then in the end the period of hunger will be 19 hours a day.
The body will perceive this as a threat of starvation, and in a couple of days a person will begin to eat everything.
Taboo # 10 - Avoiding gluten foods
To date, there is no evidence that gluten is somehow harmful to our body. Eliminate it only if you have an intolerance.
Taboo number 11 - give up salt completely
Salt is essential for human life. The body is 70% water, and sodium chloride (aka salt) maintains water balance.
Salt is necessary for the formation of hydrochloric acid (the main component of gastric juice), it stimulates the nervous system and fat metabolism.
Without sodium, which is part of the salt, the process of transferring oxygen in the blood and the transmission of nerve impulses and muscle movements is impossible.
Taboo number 12 - drinking carbonated drinks
They raise blood sugar levels dramatically. The situation with artificial sweeteners is no better - they increase the risk of developing dementia, which is often reported in scientific medical journals. Still, many people think diet soda is less harmful if it doesn't contain sugar. This is not true - sugary sodas simply cannot be healthy.
Taboo number 13 - eating chips and croutons
These foods not only disrupt metabolism and lead to eating disorders, but also negatively affect mental performance. The reason is the high content of trans fats. They can provoke problems with concentration and memory.
Taboo number 14 - eating a lot of tuna
It contains a large amount of mercury. In small quantities, it is not dangerous for the body; it will get rid of it with the help of the excretory system. If the dose exceeds the norm, it negatively affects the functioning of the brain and central nervous system.
Taboo # 15 - eating a lot of protein
The correct ratio of protein in the diet should not go beyond 0.8-2 g per 1 kg of a person. If you are a professional athlete, stick to the upper limit of the norm, if you are just starting out - 1-1.5 g of protein will be enough for you. Protein, which you find in meat, poultry, fish, legumes, nuts and tofu, saturates much more carbohydrate foods, and also helps to eat, on average, 300-500 kcal less.
Taboo # 16 - confusing hunger with thirst
If you are hungry, drink a glass of water, your body may be dehydrated and you are not really hungry.
Taboo number 17 - substituting other drinks for water
Especially coffee - if you have not slept enough and drank a cup, increase the amount of water to two and a half liters! Remember: coffee will never replace water, it drains it.
Don't like water? Add a couple of lemon slices to a glass - tasty and healthy (citric acid boosts metabolism).
Taboo # 18 - Walking Hungry
The digestive system includes a stress mode - the body greedily stores everything that you eat later in the form of fat - in case you forget about yourself again.
Taboo # 19 - Drinking Lots of Water if You Ate Watermelon
If you ate it before the evening, reduce your water intake to avoid overloading your kidneys.
In the evening, you should also not eat this berry - during the night you will have more edema.
Taboo number 20 - to resort to detox without preparation
The result is serious stress for the body, which manifests itself in the form of migraines, weakness, drowsiness, and poor health. Many systems and organs begin to work in an emergency mode.
Do not overload your body with heavy foods when coming out of detox. Start with steamed vegetables, gradually returning to your usual diet.