Saturday, November 27, 2021

Your Dining Habits Can Affect Your Weight and Lifespan

Scientists have found that many diseases originate from bad dining habits. Depending on your diet, it can either increase or decrease your risk of disease later in life.

Dining habits linked to obesity

About 90 percent of obese people eat too much at dinner, allowing extra calories to develop into fat. Nutrition expert Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center suggests: “The USDA counsels that dinner should add up to about 450 and 625 calories, based on a diet of 1800 to 2300 calories a day for women, and 2000 to 2500 calories per day for men. But some nutritionists and experts think it can be much less than that — as little as 20 to 25 percent of daily calories.”

Overeating increases the risk of diabetes

Poor dining habits, such as overeating at dinner, on a long-term basis triggers the oversecretion of insulin, increasing the burden on the digestive system, and consequently developing diabetes. Livestrong.com says, “Eating big meals can cause your blood sugar levels to increase dramatically. If you are otherwise healthy, your body has a system to quickly usher the blood sugar out of your blood, and into the cells where it belongs. However, if you have a condition like insulin resistance or diabetes, the consequences of big meals on blood sugar levels are direr. Repeat overdoses of food can set the stage for chronically elevated blood sugar levels, which can damage your organs.”

Poor dining habits, such as overeating at dinner, on a long-term basis triggers the oversecretion of insulin and may contribute to the development of diabetes.
Overeating at dinner on a long-term basis triggers the oversecretion of insulin and may contribute to the development of diabetes. (Image: Tatiana Golmer via Dreamstime)

Protein digestive issues can trigger cancer

Overeating at dinner prevents proteins from being totally digested. Being exposed to the bacteria in the intestines will produce toxic elements, which increase the risk of cancer.

Dr. David Klein explains the toxic effects of overeating, saying: “When we eat unwisely, whether in our choice of food or in our manner of eating — we do have digestive limitations — nutrients decompose in our gut via the action of bacteria.”

“Under this scenario, fermentative and putrefactive bacteria decompose the food matter, weakening the intestinal tract, impairing nutrient absorption, defiling our entire body with pathological substances, impairing our mental functions, and causing fatigue. This condition is known as ‘toxicosis’ — general bodily toxicity or ‘auto-intoxication’ — or less formally as ‘food drunkenness’; it impairs our health and eventually imperils our life.”

Calcification of the urinary tract

Our body starts to expel calcium four or five hours after dinner by urinating. If you eat too late and are asleep when the process starts, the calcium that accumulates in the body will crystallize and form stones.

Highly concentrated protein

If you eat food rich in protein and calories at dinner, the liver will be induced to produce low-density lipid, increasing the risk of many potential illnesses. A large percentage of food rich in fat and calories at dinner will increase the level of cholesterol that accumulates on the vessel walls that induce coronary disease.

Closeup photo of a grilled steak with baked potato in background for dinner.
If you eat food rich in protein and calories at dinner, the liver will be induced to produce low-density lipid, increasing the risk of many potential illnesses. (Image: Joshua Resnick via Dreamstime)

Meat lowers blood pressure

A large percentage of meat at dinner slows down blood circulation, consequently accumulating lipids on the vessel walls that cause the contraction of arterioles.

Digestion continues through the night

Overeating at dinner on a long-term basis makes the intestines, liver, and gallbladder continue to work even after you fall asleep, preventing the brain from having a rest. This causes the brain to be in a more active state, which can induce sleeplessness, nervous breakdowns, and more.

Inadequate blood supply will also interfere with the metabolism of brain cells and speed up aging.

Our tips:

  1. Eat less at dinner and a fixed quantity is better; do not overeat.
  2. Eating before 7 p.m. is best.
  3. Eat more vegetables than meat.
  4. Refrain from eating food rich in fat, calories, calcium, and chemicals that induce flatulence.

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Emma Lu
Emma Lu is an author who specializes in Cultural and Historical myths and stories.
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