Are you eating your biggest meal late in the day? Emerging research shows it might not align well with our biological clocks. But fear not, there is a simple solution: an after-dinner walk. Here are the key takeaways from this article:
- Our bodies are most efficient at processing nutrients in the morning and early afternoon, and get worse at it as the day goes on.
- Eating the bulk of our calories early on improves blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, and can make a significant difference in overall metabolic health.
- An after-dinner walk can help clear glucose from our blood without relying on insulin, blunting blood sugar’s rise and allowing it to come down quicker.
- A study done on people with diabetes found that walking for 10 minutes after each main meal improved their blood sugar curve more than walking for 30 consecutive minutes at a random time, especially after the evening meal.
- An after-dinner walk can be an easy and effective way to counteract the negative effects of eating a large meal late in the day.