Many of us have the habit of eating late at night, either because we come back late from work, or because we are watching television, or out of habit. But the reality is that we are putting ourselves at risk. Doctors have already warned that taking food late at night or two hours before going to bed can increase the risk of heart attack.
Turkish cardiologists studied more than 700 adults between 18 and 65 years old, all with one high blood pressure. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was any relationship between blood pressure and what they ate and the time they ate the last food.
The study analyzed a series of indicators, but the most important were:
The types of foods that the participants ate during the day.
The amount of salt they consumed
If they ate breakfast regularly or not
The time they dined.
At the end of the study, the researchers discovered that those who they dined later had a significant negative impact on their blood pressure during the night. A curious fact is that according to this study, going to bed immediately after dinner is much more dangerous for blood pressure than eating salty foods.
The study showed that the time people eat their meals is as important as what they eat. That is why it is remembered that it is elementary to program each meal properly. A healthy diet involves eating healthy and well-nourished food during breakfast and lunch, while ensuring that dinner should be a light meal. Further, the dinner must be no later than seven in the evening, especially for those who go to bed at 10 o'clock at night.
The role of blood pressure in chronic diseases
Many chronic diseases, including accidents cerebrovascular and heart diseases, are caused by hypertension or high blood pressure.
When we sleep, our blood pressure decreases by 10%. However, if we eat too close to bedtime, this puts our body in alert mode, which means that there is a very high chance that blood pressure will not fall during the night. Unfortunately, this considerably increases the possibility of heart attacks. This phenomenon is known as unbalanced hypertension.
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