A recent study published in the medical journal Cell suggests that when we eat could be as important as what we eat. The idea is that eating at an unusual time disrupts one’s body clock and can lead to health problems, such as type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that insulin plays a role in signaling when it’s an appropriate time to eat. The results of this study are another indication of how, by disrupting our circadian rhythms, modern society exposes us to health risks.
- Consistently eating meals at specific times allows your body to get into a rhythm.
- If you break your rhythm by eating at odd hours, you can ruin the natural digestive flow your body has in place.
- Research has indicated that eating at unusual times can increase the chance of diabetes and heart disease.
“Therefore, when a person eats at an unusual time of day, this causes their body clock to become disrupted, which can lead to health concerns including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.”