Want Another Plate of Food, How about Some Antidotes to Go With it?
- Over-consumption of food leads to over-production of free radicals
- Antioxidants in red wine could help you when overeating
- Eating fresh fruits could be helpful as they have antioxidants too
The word antidote means something which can counteract poison, or an unpleasant situation and feeling. The guilt of eating too much can also be counteracted this way. An extra helping of rice can be risky for your waistline. Metabolising food, especially those that are fatty and full of carbohydrates causes the body to produce free radicals that attack cells. It even promotes the development of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The thing is that the more you consume, the more free radicals you tend to produce.
But all mumbo jumbos aside, you should know that consuming the right foods when overeating can of great advantage. It could help your situation of overeating.
Drink Red Wine
According to a study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, red wine contains antioxidants known as polyphenols and this is responsible for the negative impact of high-fat foods. The study involved people who ate a Turkey cutlet with wine had 75 percent lower levels of MDA or malondialdehyde. This is a by-product of fat digestion that is linked with heart disease. Other researchers have shown that resveratrol, which is a compound found in red wine tends to mimic the effects of caloric restriction. You could cook a meal with red wine or enjoy a glass. One thing that you must remember is to keep the wine in moderation. Overindulgence in anything is not right.
Use Some Vinegar
Here is another way you can seek help. Have a tablespoon of vinegar along with your meal. You could drizzle some on your salad, or use it in any other way. You may feel a spike in the blood sugar that occurs after eating a big meal that is rich in carbohydrates. This spike in your blood sugar could be a problem for people with diabetes, those who cannot clear the glucose in an effective manner; the excess glucose in the blood damages tissues over time. However, a study in 2005 published in the Journal of American Dietetic Association showed that if you consume one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar along with a bagel and a fruit juice, it could slash the post-meal rise in glucose by half. This also had an effect on people as they were found to eat about 200 to 275 fewer calories throughout the day.
Go for Fruits
Here is a tasty way to make things better. If you have indulged in a meal that might make you grow in size, then you should eat fruits for dessert. In the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, it was shown April, 2016 that eating antioxidant-rich fruits such as grapes, kiwi, berries, and cherries you could help minimize the free radical damage that occurs after a meal. When you eat meals laden with calories, you should always eat fruits and vegetables that are full of antioxidants, or else they can have harmful effects over time. It is therefore ideal to finish your meal with a portion of fruits, it works great!
Every now and then all of us tend to indulge in some little extra food. But it is important that you understand how it is affecting you, and how you can reverse the effects.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Feb 20, 2018
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