A study conducted in Rome by the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology, analyzed the link between mealtimes and their effects on the body. That’s in over 700 adults.
As a result, it was determined that eating at night affects blood pressure. This happened to 24.2 percent of those observed who ate two hours before bed and showed an inappropriate drop in blood pressure.On the other hand, the opposite happened in 14.2% of them because they had eaten before.
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The experts’ explanation for these changes Eating before going to sleep makes the body awakeIt stimulates stress production through adrenaline, which creates changes in circadian rhythms.
Presenting the research, Izmir Dokuz Eylul University Cardiology Professor Dr. Ebru Özpelit said “irregular eating habits”. Things like skipping breakfast, late dinner, and eating late can take a toll over time.
It’s also important to “eat early in the day, as well as not skip lunch. We should have a small dinner, and it shouldn’t be after 7 pm.”.
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A human nutritionist at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Chile, Dr. Sandra Hirsch confirms to the BBC that “a set of metabolic processes develops when a person eats”.
As a result, hormones are released in the absorption of food. For this reason, if you eat a short time before going to bed, hormonal mechanisms create effects such as weight gain and obesity.
“Eating late at night can prevent the breakdown of body fat, which is a normal process during the night, and this can make it much more difficult for a person trying to lose weight to lose weight.”said Sandra Hirsch.
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When reflux occurs, stomach contents back up from the stomach into the esophagus. which bother you and cause heartburn, nausea, indigestion and in some cases can lead to esophageal cancer.
“If you eat and lie down, you can’t empty your stomach, so your stomach is full and if the gastroesophageal valve is replaced, the food rises,” said Hirsch. For this reason, it is recommended that people who already have reflux problems do not eat fatty foods before going to bed.
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In an article published in the American newspaper The New York Times in 2015, a doctor specializing in reflux disorders, Dr. Jamie Koufman wrote that these “disturbing trends” may be due to poor diet, increased consumption of sugar, fat and processed foods.
In addition to the most overlooked variable is the time when dinner is eaten. So, to avoid “With this phenomenal increase in reflux disease, we must stop eating at 8 p.m. or at least three hours before bedtime.”
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