Eating All Your Meals For The Day Before 3pm Shown To Be Healthier

May 11, 2018

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Could you survive if you finished eating for the day by 3pm?  According to research studying a form of intermittent fasting known as early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), eating all your meals before 3pm lowers blood pressure, curbs diabetes and even makes you less hungry for snacks throughout the day. This particular study found that fasting after being awake for 8 hours is key. The average American consumes their meals over a 12 hour period. In a healthy person, levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) peak at around 8am, giving us a rush of energy to wake us up (in theory). Those levels drop to their lowest at 3am the next day, before rising back to its peak five hours later at 8am again. Around four hours of being awake, cortisol levels start their steady decline. Metabolism slows down and tiredness sets in. By restricting food in a time where our bodies are slowing down, your body is using food more efficiently.  To the surprise of the rather small group of test subjects, the diet dramatically improved their sensitivity to insulin, protecting them from dangerous spikes in blood sugar levels, lowered their blood pressure and oxidative stress levels and drastically reduced their cravings for snacks in the evening. More research is needed but it does support that eating or snacking late at night can lead to more health problems.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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