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NO Food After Sunset

NO Food After Sunset

In this week's challenge you must not have food after sunset. Our biological clock is set according to the sunrise-sunset. When the sun is right above us, our digestive fire performs at its peak. The food eaten at night time does not get properly digested since the digestive system becomes inactive during the night owing to the absence of sunlight and we face the problem of indigestion. The metabolism rate slows down during these hours as we do not indulge in any physical activity which helps in digestion. Hence, due to these reasons the food taken during night times does not get digested; and its putrefaction in the body is harmful to health. This leads to increase in weight as the undigested food gets stored in the form of fats. It also leads to foul smell in the breath, putrefaction of teeth, constipation, pain in knee joints and several diseases of the throat. Some scientists also say that you should avoid food atleast 3-4 hours before sleeping, so that the food gets digested properly before sleeping. A recent research in Hong Kong proves that people eating food by early evening are less prone to heart diseases.

No Food after sunset

Other scientific reasons to avoid food at night:

  1. Fluctuations in Sleep Cycle

    Another important reason why you may want to avoid eating late is due to the effect it can have on your sleep cycle. Research has found that the digestive process can have serious implications on your sleep cycle, causing you to wake up more often, and have a harder time falling asleep in the first place.

  2. Increased Urination and Excretion Needs

    Drinking water and eating food late night would lead to an increase in the number of times that you may need to get up to use the restroom during the night. Also, it will result in food being digested during your sleeping hours—and because of this, you may need to wake up to eliminate the waste products.

Specific food and their consequences if eaten at night:

  1. High Fat food: Oily, cheese, french fries, pizzas with extra cheese, greasy food, etc. all fall into the category of high fat food which on consuming late in the night gets stored in the digestive tract.
  2. Spicy snacks: Not only does eating spicy food is the worst to eat at night, but also spicy food can disrupt your sleep patterns. In addition, makes it more difficult to sleep because of the invasion of endorphins, spicy foods can also make you feel physically uncomfortable. Spicy foods can cause heartburn, stomach problems and exacerbate existing ones.
  3. Caffeine: Many people already understand this to avoid caffeine at night, unless you really intend to stay awake until late at night. Most of you probably know better to avoid caffeinated coffee or tea at night, but the thing is, many foods also contain caffeine.
  4. Nuts: You must be thinking, aren’t nuts a very healthy food? Of course it’s true – beans have lots of fiber, which is undoubtedly very good for your body. Unfortunately, the fibers made of beans as the worst food to eat at night. Nuts can make digestion become uncomfortable, and again can cause stomach problems at night.

Suggested Reading:

Scientific reasons to avoid food at night - Learn more here.

5 Reasons you should have dinner around sunset - Learn more here.

No food after sunset - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 5/24/2020

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