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We asked nutritionists Dr. Shalini Manglani and Dr. Komal Bhadouria to help us understand the best time to eat some of the most common foods we have every day.
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It gives instant energy so should be consumed during breakfast. You can even have it as a 4pm snack to keep unwanted cravings at bay.
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Apple is a great source of iron. Avoid eating it along with milk as it may prevent the absorption of iron. If you have milk for breakfast, have apples for lunch or post dinner is also good.
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Potatoes are loaded with carbohydrates and they give you a great energy boost. Therefore, you should have them for breakfast or lunch. Avoid adding them to your dinner menu because it may interrupt your sleep.
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Orange is a pure form of Vitamin C which is a water soluble vitamin which can be had anytime of the day. Avoid having orange juice first thing in the morning as it may cause acidity.
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Nuts can be had anytime of the day but it's good to have them early when your body active. The nutrients will get absorbed through the day and provide energy and vitamins.
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You can have a bowl of rice for lunch so that the carbs get digested and absorbed through the day. It's best to avoid it for dinner.
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Oats make for a great breakfast. It is packed with fiber which helps you control your cravings through the day. A big bowl of oats for breakfast will keep you full until lunch.