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Dinner: why no later than 20:30

Maria Voropayeva
Healthy food 13 november 2020 in 16:03

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Dinner at 6:00 pm is only recommended for people who go to bed between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The recommended time for dinner for most people is 4 hours before bedtime, but no later than 20:00 - 20:30 for any schedule.

Why is that

At this time, the production of hormones begins, which are responsible for the restoration and rest of the body.

For example, the secretion of melatonin already from 19: 30-20: 00 (an error of half an hour is permissible), the body prepares for rest, and not for food. Energy is accumulated and directed to improve the absorption of food/nutrients received during the day, and not to the receipt of new food.

It is very important to eat protein dishes before this time, since according to biorhythms after 20:00, the production of enzymes decreases, and proteins are practically not digested until the morning.

If you observe, then after a steak at 22:00 in the morning you are worried about sleepiness and a state such as after a couple of glasses of wine.

This is due to the fact that completely undigested animal protein during the night promoted the release of hydrogen sulfide and acidified the body.

You will get the most striking effect from red meat, but it is better to eat other types of animal protein (with the exception of eggs) before 20:30.

To assimilate animal protein, the body needs at least 6 enzymes. Difficult work to break down complex chains of amino acids (which is why it is so important not to mix different types of protein with each other). A huge load is created on the digestive system, including the pancreas.

What to do if you don't have time to have dinner before 20:30

Nutritionists recommend eating protein that is quickly absorbed (eggs) and fiber (any vegetables). Light cream soups are also suitable.

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