We’ve always been told that eating healthy is perhaps the most important aspect of staying fit. The advantages of a balanced diet and adequate exercise have been explained at length by experts around the world. But did you know that the order in which you eat the food on your plate may also have an impact on your health? Dietitian Pooja Mikheja highlighted the topic in her social media timeline. In Instagram Reels, she explained why you should eat veggies and proteins first and then carbs. In Instagram Reels, a dietitian appears with a plate full of the different nutrients that go into making a balanced meal.
The Pooja Mukhija dish includes chopped vegetables including tomatoes, greens, chapati, bowls of dal, rice and two curries. Pooja showed us that the order in which you eat these foods or rather put them in your mouth can make a difference in your age, body weight and also hormones.
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In a detailed comment, I reported that in a new study, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, NY, found that the order in which different types of food are consumed has a significant impact on post-meal glucose and insulin levels in obese people.
She also explained that when vegetables and protein were eaten before the carbohydrates, the researchers found glucose levels were 29%, 37% and 17% lower in the 30, 60 and 120-minute tests, compared to when the carbohydrates were eaten first. Also, insulin was found to be significantly lower when participants ate vegetables and protein first.
Speaking about the practice of eating veggies and protein first, she said, «We’re in a way somehow putting on carbs. We’re flattening the glucose-insulin curve by using fiber first to slow stomach emptying and thus reduce sugar spikes.»
Pooja added that by doing so, one can have better hormonal balance, improved fertility, reduced cravings, improved skin, reduced inflammation, slowed aging, and reduced risk of disease.
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With this hack, you will enjoy your food in the right order for better health. Pooja Mikheja called it, «Eating Right, Eating Well and Eating Intelligently».