Are You Taking Your Last Meal On Time!


Did you ever wonder why our elders are healthier than us? One obvious reason is that the kind of food was healthier than what we eat today. Also the quality of food was much better. But, is that the only reason why they were healthy? Research throws light on other factors that contributed to their health. Along with eating right, it is also important to eat on time.


This is especially true for the last meal of the day. There are many reasons why our elders recommended and preferred taking dinner before sun set. Most of us may think it is an old habit, but we must realize that it has a lot of scientific evidence backing it. Obesity can be easily prevented by simply eating on time. Those who never saw a relation between these two factors, have a lot to discover here.



Normally, the body metabolism decreases towards the end of the day. This means that food taken at later hours of the night is not converted to energy. Instead, it is stored in your body as fat. Eating late in the night also gives rise to gastrointestinal problems. When you lie down immediately after eating, the acids from the stomach get refluxed to your oesophagus causing a lot of inconvenience.


Late dinner can also affect your sleep. Eating late is known to increase your water consumption in the night. This in turn will require you to empty your bladder more number of times and interrupt your sleep frequently. Don’t worry! There are some simple ways to tackle this problem.


If your schedule does not allow you to eat early, try to eat light. A sandwich, some fruits, dosa or grilled vegetables are perfect for dinner. This kind of food will keep you filled yet will be light on your body. A cup of warm milk is also not a bad idea in the night. Whatever you choose to eat, make sure you take it at least two hours before bed time. Eating on time is a step closer to good health.


..Kruti Beesam