7 Drinks Never To Have After Dinner

Drinks with food is necessary, normal and at most times is healthy. That is, unless you are drinking the wrong drinks. Certain beverages after your meal at night can have the reverse effets of all that you’ve done that day or even that week. Not to mention other issues that can develop over time.

Here are seven of the drinks not to drink tonight after dinner.

Coffee with Creamer
Coffee can be relaxing on a cold day, and it goes perfectly with dessert. If your body can handle the amount of caffeine in your cup without experiencing sleeplessness, then sip away. The main thing to avoid when having a late-night cup of coffee is the creamer.

For example, Coffee-Mate powdered creamer, or “whitener,” contains partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and corn syrup. These ingredients recreate the texture of cream, but they’re harmful to your health. Corn syrup is a source of sugar that’s hard for your body to metabolize, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil contains trans fats. If you’re not careful, your body may latch onto these unhealthy ingredients during the night.


Diet Soda
Anything with “diet” in the name may be interpreted as healthy, but don’t let the labels fool you. If you’re trying to lose weight, would you ever down an entire bag of candy before you go to bed? Dr. Chris Tolcher, pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, refers to soft drinks and diet soda as “liquid candy.” If a doctor won’t touch it, you may want to reconsider. The artificial sugar in Diet Coke can do a lot of damage to your waistline — especially if you’re drinking it right before you lay down or go to sleep.

glass of milk on a saucer

Cow’s Milk
A common myth about milk from a cow is that humans need it to have strong, healthy bones. Although a lot of people believe that a glass of milk offers calcium, vitamins, and protein, it actually contains acidic animal protein that takes calcium out of the bones. Therefore, drinking milk does the exact opposite of what people believe. Plus,…