Love late night dinner? It might be the reason for your health issues

When you eat dinner early, the body gets the chance to burn all the calories before going to bed. Photo: iStock/lakshmiprasad S

Most of us are careful about the food that we eat or avoid. However, health experts say that ‘when’ we eat is as important as ‘what’ we eat. Those who are trying to lose weight should ensure that they have an early dinner. Having your dinner between 5 pm and 7 pm would not only help reduce body weight but also have other health benefits. Try eating dinner early if you wish to enjoy the following health benefits.

1. Good sleep
Having an early dinner would help you sleep with a light tummy as digestion happens properly. Besides, it would keep away acid refluxes or indigestion, letting you catch a good night’s sleep.
2. Low blood pressure
When the body gets enough time to digest the food before hitting the bed, the stress on the cardiovascular system is reduced significantly. It will then help regulate the blood pressure levels.

3. Improved digestion
The digestion improves as the body can perform metabolic activities when it is still awake. The body is then able to absorb the nutrients in a better way while keeping away indigestion.
4. Burns calories
When you eat dinner early, the body gets the chance to burn all the calories before going to bed. So, the fats wouldn’t get deposited in your body parts. Moreover, this habit helps you lose weight and prevents overeating.

5. Controls diabetes
Early dinner helps the body process the carbohydrates in the food and completes the metabolic activities before going to sleep. This helps in controlling the sugar levels in the blood.
6. Reduced risk of heart attacks
Those who eat dinner early have a low risk of heat-related illnesses. Low diabetes and improved lipid profile are the main factors that protect the heart.

7. Great hormone balance
Early dinner helps to balance the stress hormones that are related to hunger and satisfaction.
8. Boosts energy
Having an early dinner helps you save energy during the night to increase the productivity next day. Moreover, it improves your mental stamina too. 

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