Ayurvedic Health Care Tips: Foods To Avoid At Night

According to Ayurveda, if you want to stay fit and healthy, the you should not eat the following foods mentioned in this article.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Feb 26, 2021 12:26 IST
Ayurvedic Health Care Tips: Foods To Avoid At Night

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Ayurvedic Health Care Tips: According to Ayurveda, a person should consume only low carbohydrate food/diet at night. It is said so because they are easy to eat and moreover really easy to digest. Consuming heavy food (that includes spicy and oily food) at night causes several issues to the body which includes: restlessness

  • sleep disturbance
  • insomnia
  • dehydration
  • gas-trouble
  • diarrhea
  • loose bowel

Eating low-carb food during the night will make you feel lighter and in the morning, you can feel the change in your body, by feeling more energetic. According to Ayurveda, if you want to stay fit and healthy, then you should be careful and try to avoid the following foods below.

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Do Not Eat These Foods at Night

Do not eat yogurt at night

Yogurt is one of the best appetizers to digest food. But at night? It is strictly prohibited. Curd should not be consumed at any cost at night. Instead of curd, you can take buttermilk. Yogurt can increase phlegm defects in the body. It causes an imbalance in the body, that may lead to an excess of mucus formation in the nasal passages.

Eat less and eat slowly

If you want to lose weight, keep the following things in mind:

  • eat less at night
  • chew your food properly 

This will keep you healthy and will ensure you a good sleep. Our digestive system is inactive at night, which makes it difficult for our body to digest heavy food. Overconsuming such foods can lead to indigestion, gas and constipation problems in the morning.

Eat more protein-rich foods at night

We hope that you take your correct meal, according to your weight and BMI. Therefore, choosing your meal at night is much necessary, as it's sole purpose is to be equipped with protein. You can have lentils, green vegetables, curry leaves, and fruits, etc. at night. With such a diet, you can keep the digestion system quite light and healthy.

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Try to avoid milk at night

If you have a habit of drinking milk at night, then choose low-fat milk. But make sure never that you should never consume chilled milk. Try to consume hot-boiling milk. Hot milk and low-fat milk are easy to digest. You can also add a small amount of ginger or cardamom in milk.

Dinner should not be spicy

Whole-spices have several health benefits. You can use these spices in your dinner which are good for your health. But some of them should be prohibited at night, such as Chili. It should not be eaten at dinner. If you choose healthy spices, then it will increase the warmth in the body and your appetite will also be maintained. You can include cinnamon, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds,  and cardamom in your evening meal.

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