6 Unexpected Effects of Eating Late at Night Without Weight Gain

Along with the socio-economic growth, people become more active, dynamic and busier. Nowadays, for many people, 24 hours a day is not enough for studying and working. Therefore, they have the tendency to eat after they have done everything which means they have meals at night. Besides, there are also many people who love having a snack at night. As we all know, this habit does not good for our health. One bad effect of eating at night or before going to bed that we know commonly is weight gain[1]. However, eating late not only makes you fat but also results in other serious health problems. Therefore, today on Effective Remedies, we will present you some consequences of eating at night, even you have a big meal or just some snack. It is time to change your lifestyle by following the good habits for health, especially control the time and the food you consume.

6 Unexpected Effects of Eating Late without Weight Gain

I. Negative Effects of Eating Late

1. Heart Disease

Many studies show the relationship between night meals and heart disease. According to the researchers from Dokuz Eylül University, among 700 adults with high blood pressure, participants who ate dinner within two hours of going bed suffered from high blood pressure which did not drop sufficiently overnight[2]. Therefore, this study concluded that eating dinner at night could increase the risk of a heart attack. The problem of eating at night is not about the food we eat, but about the time we have meals. The Heart surgeon A. Marc Gillinov, MD explained that if we eat during normal waking hours, the food will be metabolized more quickly and our liver, muscles, and other tissues have time to absorb the fats, lipids, and cholesterol. Nevertheless, at the time that we should sleep, if we eat, we create a chance for the fats to hang around longer in our blood than they are supposed to. Therefore, our heart and our other organs as well will be damaged[3]. To support that we should avoid the night meals, a study done by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania claimed that eating late at night has link to higher cholesterol and triglyceride levels which are types of fat found in your blood that can increase the risk of heart disease[4].

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