Eating Dinner Earlier May Reduce Cancer Risk

July 24, 2018


What you eat affects your health and now when you eat can be just as important as what you eat. A new study suggest that eating dinner before 9 p.m. could lower your risk of breast and prostate cancer. While that sounds kind of late to eat dinner, the Spanish study found that participants who ate dinner at least two hours before bedtime had a 26% decrease in prostate cancer, compared to those who ate immediately before bed. Women with the same dining habit had a 16% decrease in breast cancer. And being an early bird, or someone who wakes up between 5 and 6 a.m., proved to have health benefits too; the study also observed a lower cancer risk in morning people versus night owls. Nutritionists and dietitians say you should leave enough time to digest your dinner before hitting the hay. They advised that your heaviest meals should be breakfast and lunch, with lighter fare in the evening. When you are sleeping, your body is going through all of these mechanisms to repair and restore the physiological function of your body. If you’re eating right before you’re going to sleep, or you’re not giving your body enough time to digest, you’re interrupting your metabolism.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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