If you’ve got a hankering for ginger beef, and decide to make a late-night trip down to your local Chinese take-out place, you’re going to be in for a rough night ahead.
This is yet another food that’s important to avoid past 9 p.m. as the MSG found in it is going to stimulate the body in a similar manner as caffeine would, making it very difficult to fall asleep.
What’s even worse, what you order will likely contain far too many carbs and fats to be part of a healthy diet plans. So your fortune cookie may read, “Soon your belly will be growing bigger.”
WHAT TO HAVE INSTEAD:
If you still crave Chinese food, order up a small serving of whatever you like — but request it without sauces, to avoid MSG, and have it served with steamed vegetables instead of white rice to reduce the carb count.
Your body will thank you.