Weight Loss & Dieting Community
Salad or Vegetables for dinner?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to dieting, alcohol and dieting, balanced menus, weight loss, success stories, exercise, metabolism, healthy dieting, healthy snacks, holiday dieting tips, nutrition, and weight loss surgery. covered are discussions relating to specific diet plans like the South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers, Counting Calories, Fat Flush, Body for Life and other diets.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Salad or Vegetables for dinner?

I have heard that eating cooked vegetables is better for you at night time because they are softer and take less effort on the body's part to break down whereas salad is raw and should not be eaten after 3pm.  I have also heard that cooking causes all the nutrients to be lost.  Has anyone heard which is better for them?  Can you provide medical evidence?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
I have never heard that you shouldn't eat salad in the evening.  If the theory is true, that it takes less effort to break down cooked veggies, I would think it better to eat the raw ones in the evening to keep the metabolism higher for longer periods.

Yes, cooking does cause some, not all, of the nutrients in food to be lost.  Steaming them is much better and preserves most of the nutrients. Keeping the majority of your food as close to raw as possible preserves the most nutrients; of course, this does not include things like meat and other items that need to be cooked prior to consumption.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
But at night when you are asleep your metabolism is lowest isn't it?  So therefore your body would need to break down what food is left in your stomach before hitting down time wouldn't it?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Weight Loss & Dieting Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
12 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
5747555_tn?1408731257
Blank
jlr173rdny
Round Rock, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
marytrp
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
tDaniellexx
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Motivate777