It's almost midnight. You are watching a late night show and a sudden craving for potato chips hits you. Your hand reaches for them and before you know it, you are binging on whatever junk food you can find in the kitchen.
Almost all of us have been down this road at least once in our lives.
Although midnight snacking can be stress relieving on certain occasions, it can cause several health problems. One often hears that the biological clock regulates the calorie expenditure in the body. During the day, when you are fully active, your metabolic rate is high. However, it is extremely low at night, when you sleep. Naturally, midnight-snacking is bad for your health.
A recent study has established that late-night binging can cause several problems apart from sleeping disorders and weight gain. The research shows that this bad habit can affect your vital organs such as heart, kidney, liver, and even brain. It is, therefore, essential to know when and what to eat.
The topic of late-night snacking isn’t new. So, you probably wouldn't give a second thought to any of this. Your organs, however, have a different take on this bad habit. Let’s hear it from them!