Research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center has found that eating breakfast and consuming smaller portions of food at night can minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, the study found that meal timing and frequency can increase the risk factors for a range of common medical conditions including heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, blood glucose levels, obesity, and lowered insulin sensitivity. People whose eating habits included always having breakfast were less likely to suffer from high cholesterol and blood pressure and had reduced occurrences of heart attacks and strokes. Conversely, people who skipped breakfast and ate more throughout the rest of the day had increased incidences of obesity, poor nutrition, and diabetes.
The exact causes behind the positive effects of eating early in the day are not known and require further research. Some possible reasons could be the body’s ability to process sugars during the night or changes in the metabolic rate.
Until more research can be done to determine the healthiest times to eat, a mindful eating approach is recommended. This approach includes planning meals ahead of time to increase their nutrition, making meals at home and taking them to school or work, and limiting snacking especially at night.
Meals should include a large proportion of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins like chicken and fish. Foods high in fat and added sugars should be limited as much as possible.
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