A lot of people have been talking about the research on whether it is actually healthy to eat late at night or not. This has actually become a habit for a whole lot of people as they cannot actually live a day without eating late at night.
According to research, the time a person eats doesn't matter much, but there are still minor reasons why it is suggested that most people should avoid eating their foods late at night, these reasons includes:
1. People have been proven to be much more hungry late at night, therefore they consume more calories at night than they should have if they had eaten earlier.
2. They usually have fewer choices for foods. Normally when a person comes back at night, he looks around his environment or kitchen to see anything he or she can eat in order to keep the stomach full.
3. They usually eat unhealthy diets
When a person comes home late at night and sees what is available, whether it is healthy or not, he or she will have to eat it as they have no other option.
With that said, I am going to be talking about some foods you should avoid, if you eat late at night.
1. Sugary Foods
Sugary foods should be one of the first set of foods you should avoid at night. Even if you want to take them, it should be in relatively mild quantities as they can rapidly cause a spike in blood sugar.
According to research, it could make you sleep faster, but it could also have an after effect when it becomes a common habit.
2. Junk Foods
Junk Foods have been proven overtime to contain mostly unhealthy fats, lots of calories and sugar. With all these combined, you can see for yourself that they are unhealthy. Taking them in excess could lead to obesity, a risk factor to heart diseases and diabetes.
3. Caffeinated drinks
Most caffeinated drinks are recommended to be avoided at night, you could take them in the morning to brighten your day but at night, they could really cause a disturbance in your sleep. This depends greatly on the amount you took.
Alcohol is not food but it is something a lot of people take in. Some people have the habit of even taking alcohol late at night. This is unhealthy as Excess alcohol could lead to lot of health conditions such as heart health and may even cause a spike in blood sugar.
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