The Timing Of Your Meals May Impact Your Heart Health

It’s not just what you eat, but when you eat, that impacts your health, according to a new study. Lead study author Marie-Pierre St-Onge with the American Heart Association (AHA) explains that various organs of the body have their own “clocks.” She adds, “For example, later in the evening, it’s harder for the body to process glucose [sugar], compared with earlier in the day.” The new findings suggest that people should spread out their calories over a “defined” period of the day– as opposed to eating a lot over a short period, or grazing from morning until night. Based on the evidence, the AHA says, it’s probably a good idea to get a large share of your calories earlier in the day, and have a long fast at night. (UPI