By Para Mehta, RD/ www.healthfulfilling.com
If you like to eat dinner late at night and then go to bed, you might want to start eating dinner earlier in the evening. Cristina-Maria Kastorini, MSc, a nutritionist and researcher at the University of Ioannina Medical School in Greece, explains that if you wait at least an hour after eating dinner before going to bed, it may reduce the risk of stroke by two- thirds.
The longer you wait to go to bed after eating dinner, the better. The study discusses that for every 20 minutes more after one hour, the risk of a stroke may decrease another 10 percent. The study shows that there could be an association between waiting an hour or more between eating and sleeping and decreased risk of stroke. The study involved 1000 people as participants.
Nevertheless, having enough time between meals and going to sleep helps give time to digest food and prevent feeling full or uncomfortable when sleeping. If you’re a late night snacker in which snacks become small meals, it will take some getting used to. Eat your dinner earlier for a few nights or every other night and gradually get into a new routine. Each healthier habit leads to a healthier lifestyle with the goal of preventing disease.
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