Eating the Right foods for a healthy heart will only show its benefits if consumed at the right time.
An average human being consumes food for 16-17 hours a day.
Our intestines need to ‘sleep’. If we continue eating, all that food just piles up,” Dr Ravi Gupta, Cardiologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai
Healthy diet must be eaten in accordance with the Circadian rhythm to enhance its nutritional benefit.
The circadian rhythm is our internal body clock that guides us towards the ‘right’ time for eating, sleeping and exercising.
There SAY Timing is everything:
Simply put, eat the most when the sun is up and stop when it sets. “Only when a heart-friendly diet is integrated within this paradigm, is it able to support cardiovascular well-being,” says Dr Ravi Gupta, Cardiologist, Wockhardt Hospital, South Bombay.
How to establish a good circadian rhythm (body clock) for good health:
1)For your circadian diet to bear fruit, one needs to sleep on time. Too much of exposure of electronic devices can upset your sleep stages, digestion and hormone function. Avoid too much of electronic devices stimulation before going to bed.
2) Reduce amount of caffeine intake before bedtime.
3) Reverse the calories by sundown; all kinds of food should be avoided.
4) Proper exercise can have a significant circadian phase-shifting effect and affect the sleep and wake schedule in human improving our bodily function and overall health.
Contrary to popular belief, the circadian diet is not limited to heart patients. It’s for everybody.
ü This is a lifestyle diet with a set of rules and recommendations that looks at the heart and its function with the natural rhythms of the sun.
ü A synchronized way of eating has long-term health benefits across all age demographics.