Time When We Eat , May Be Crucial for Health!

Scientists have long known that the human body has a master clock in the brain that governs our sleep-wake cycles in response to bright light exposure. Infact it is now believed that every organ has an internal clock . Our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with the innate clock of our body. However chronically disrupting this rhythm by eating late meals or nibbling on midnight snacks, could well be a recipe for weight gain and Diabetes. Most people know what happens when we disrupt the central clock in our brains by flying across multiple time zones. Fatigue, jet lag and brain fog sets in. Eating at the wrong time of day places a similar strain on the body .A classic example of this is shift workers, who have shown to have more of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Consuming the bulk of your food earlier in the day is better for your health. Eating late in the evening sends a conflicting signal to the clocks in the rest of the body that it’s still daytime. While studies suggest that eating earlier in the day is good for metabolic health, it does not necessarily mean that you should skip your dinner. It might, however, make sense to make your dinners relatively light & early. Hence the best advice is: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

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