Surprising Reasons Why Late-Night Snacking Is Bad For You

Tempted to reach for that bar of chocolate or bag of chips just before bedtime? Read this story first before you open your refrigerator

chocolate chip cookies and milk snacking

Don’t munch on snacks like cookies late at night. Your mind and body will thank you for it. (Photo: Pixabay)

Late-Night Snacking… May Lead To Breast Cancer Recurring
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jama) Oncology revealed that women who have early-stage breast cancer may lower their risk of tumours coming back if they avoid eating for at least 13 hours nightly.

Late-Night Snacking… May Lead To Memory Loss
Another recent study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles, suggested that late-night eating can negatively impact our brains. The study showed that making a habit of snacking late into the night may dull some functions of the brain in areas responsible for learning and memory.

Late-Night Snacking… May Lead To Weight Gain
A US study showed that confining your daily calorie intake to a eight to 12-hour time frame could help you avoid weight gain, as well as lower your risk of high cholesterol and diabetes.

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Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication. Additional Reporting: Zarelda Marie Goh