Another reason not to snack at night

If I have a current struggle, it’s to keep from eating at night. 

After dinner, when Karen and I are relaxing, sometimes I get that urge.

I’m not even sure if I’m hungry. Sometimes I know I’m not. But it’s a habit that’s tough to break.

It’s even tougher if I’m watching the Food Network.

If I absolutely can’t resist, I try to eat something that’s higher in protein, like a protein shake with nut milk.

Still, the less you eat within hours of going to bed, the more likely you are to stay slim.

Even better, drawing a line in the sand, like no eating after7:00 p.m. on a regular basis, is a way to keep from storing fat.

Because eating out of sync with your “circadian rhythm” and your body’s melatonin production is a good way to pack on pounds.

And as it turns out, it’s also potentially a way to increase your likelihood of getting skin cancer.

Huh?

Turns out that eating late at night can impact the effectiveness during the daylight hours of a particular enzyme that shields your skin against harmful UV rays.

The enzyme, xeroderma pigmentosum group A, helps repair damage after sun exposure. And what we eat after dark can impact us when we’re out in the light…

Who would have thought that your skin would be paying attention to when you eat?

God Bless,

Jeff Reagan
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance

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