Dining early is a trend: it's called early bird dinner and these are the benefits it brings to your health

Respecting our circadian rhythm has a reward: gain in health. And one of the most difficult customs for us to adopt to match our rhythm of life with what our body needs is to eat early dinner. In Anglo-Saxon countries, on the other hand, they take this to the letter and even have a term in restaurants for customers who make an early dinner and even offer them a special (and cheaper) menu: the early dinner menu. The gastronomic trend has reached the rest of Europe with force and is on its way to becoming the new brunch. But is there an advantage (besides the economic one) to have dinner early? Well, if we review the scientific evidence, a lot. We show you all.

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Eating early fights obesity and diabetes

They published it this same in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Although it is not the only research that has been carried out in this line: postponing dinner time is a risk factor for having high levels of insulin in the blood and gaining weight.

According to this research, dining late negatively affects the body's ability to manage and burn fat (which in the long term translates to weight gain) and impairs glucose tolerance. On average, the volunteers who participated in the study and dined late (at 10 p.m.) had an 18% higher blood glucose level and an ability to burn fat at night 10% lower than those who had their last meal at 6:00 pm.

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Eating early helps prevent breast cancer

If the risk of gaining weight or diabetes are not two good reasons to start considering dinner early in your day to day, here is another reason: to prevent breast cancer. An investigation published in the International Journal of Cancer which analyzed data from more than 2,000 women concluded that having our last meal of the day before 9:00 p.m. (or at least dinner two hours before going to bed) served to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 20%.

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