Here’s What Eating Late at Night Does to Your Body

“Most everyone eats late at night on occasion. In some cases, eating during the late-night hours is harmless or even helpful. Excessive food quantities and eating particular foods, however, can cause problems. Overeating or eating high-fat, greasy or acidic foods, such as tomato products, at night heighten these risks. For these reasons, you may benefit from avoiding late-night eating if you are prone to acid reflux or heartburn.”

Alright, we’ve gotta talk about it. That thing you do, late at night, by yourself, in the dark… Don’t be ashamed, eating late at night happens to the best of us.

Whether you eat a full meal or just a little snack, chowing down late at night can have some weird side effects on your health. For one, eating late at night throws off your body’s natural rhythms. You probably know that annoying feeling of being uncomfortably full and not being able to fall asleep, but your circadian rhythms and many other hormones in your body are affected by the calories you ingest. Basically, the later you eat, the less your body is prepared to sleep, which can wreck your memory and efficiency for the next day…

Read more: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/heres-what-eating-late-at-night-does-to-your-body.html