by Julie Fidler, Natural Society
The body seems to run like a well-oiled machine when people listen to their internal clocks. For example, the body “prefers” sleeping at night instead of during the day, and working during the day instead of at night.
The same is true when it comes to eating patterns, say researchers. When a person eats may be just as important as when they sleep.
Research published recently (June 2016) in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society examines different eating habits and reviews several dietary studies.
The body’s metabolic processes follow a circadian pattern, including appetite, digestion, and the breaking down of fat, cholesterol, and glucose. To put this in simple terms, it means that food intake can influence the body’s internal clock, particularly in the liver and intestines.
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