Planning a healthy lifestyle? Avoid these desi foods after sunset

After a long and tiring day at work, many of us often feel like indulging in a delicious meal at home. And while most of us might like to keep it light on most days, sometimes we are hungry for a feast. And if it’s a weekend, we absolutely love to nosh up curries and rice-based dishes and tend to eat more than required. But is that the right thing to do? According to experts, no.

Did you know that eating certain foods late at night can pose quite a risk to health? Experts have revealed that when you eat dinner later than 7 pm, it can cause several health issues including indigestion, stomach irritability, high blood pressure, and more. And including certain heavy foods can only increase these issues.

Caffeinated Drinks

This is a common one. We all know caffeinated drinks are often consumed to energize the body, as they are a good stimulant to energize in the morning. But when you consume caffeinated beverages – like tea, coffee, or green tea – it affects your sleep and hampers your overall health.

Spicy Food

This one is tough to crack considering how India is a hub of spices. Most Indian dishes are full of spices – be it your regular curries, biryanis, snacks, and more. And we all love it to the core, don’t we? But consuming such spicy dishes at night can cause severe heartburn, experts reveal. Add to it the copious amount of ghee and oil that Indian dishes come with, spicy food can further cause heart-related issues.

Sweet Dishes

No matter how much we love gorging on decadent sweet treats post our meal, consuming any of it after 7 pm can hamper the way your body sleeps. It can disrupt the body’s sleep patterns and might make you crave more of it. Experts reveal that sweet dishes can act as a stimulant that can keep you up through the whole night.


Pakoras after 7 pm can lead to stomach irritation, and also hamper your sleep. While crunchy, crispy, and flavorful pakoras are indeed an irresistible treat, consuming them with your tea around 4-5 pm can be your best bet. Deep-fried pakoras are highly acidic in nature, and according to experts, highly acidic foods aren’t easy to digest.

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