Many individuals in some communities across the world engage in consumption of food items late at night, without knowing the negative health effects associated with the habit. This post will discuss some of the issues linked to this habit and in the end proffer solutions on how to avert late consumption of foods at night.
Eating a healthy diet is essential for the normal functioning of the body system however, wrong timing for eating meals could lead to negative health issues.
Health issues such as weight gain, obesity, elevated blood sugar level and heart diseases are associated with late consumption of foods at night. In addition, this habit could disturb the sleep pattern at night which in turn affects the memory of the brain and efficiency at work the next day .
Furthermore, The habit of having dinner beyond 8pm is caused by busy lifestyles which makes it impossible for people to regular meal during the day, high level of stress at work places, and eating of sugary products at night etc.
In order to reduce the craving for food at middle of the night, it is advisable for one to have a healthy meal during the day and at dinner. Reducing the level of stress at work during the day will also ensure that one is relaxed before going to bed at night, thus reducing the craving for food at mid night. Cessation of consumption of sugary substances also helps to reduce hunger sensation at late night.
In conclusion, the negative health effects associated with late consumption of food at night will be reduced in our various communities if individuals engage in healthy regular eating during the day, take healthy dinner before 8pm at night, reduce the stress level during the day and stop the intake of sugary substances at night.