by Nevine El-Chibini
Food – it has the power to nourish us or to destroy us.
So how can we best harness nutrients so we can improve our health span and our lifespan?
DID YOU KNOW?
Eating late at night is linked with poorer sleep and health?
In fact, people who eat a lighter meal in the early evening are more often in better health than those who eat later in the evening or partake in snacks during the night.
In addition, fasting after an evening meal until it is time to rise in the morning gives your body a chance to recover and your sugar levels to settle. It may also help to shed some extra pounds.
Enjoy your heavier meal during the day when you are burning the most energy.
When you eat is as important as what you eat.
In addition, a recent study found:
THE TIMING OF YOUR SUPPER (LAST MEAL BEFORE BED) CAN REDUCE BREAST/PROSTATE CANCER RISK BY UP TO 20%!!!
– Waiting 2 hours to sleep following your evening meal
– Avoid late night eating and snacking
“Compared with subjects sleeping immediately after supper, those sleeping two or more hours after supper had a 20% reduction in cancer risk for breast and prostate cancer combined”.
The study included data from 1,205 breast cancer cases, 621 prostate cancer cases, and 2,153 healthy adult controls.
1) (Effect of mistimed eating patterns on breast and prostate cancer risk (MCC-Spain study). Int J Cancer, 2018)
Health tip: learning how to cook lighter but nutritious meals could enable you to enjoy delicious suppers while maintaining a healthy body and weight.
To get one-on-one nutritional counselling, help with family meal planning, or just join amazing educational and cooking lessons in the West Island, please message me. Next class is on September 19th at 6:30 pm in the West Island.
Wishing you the best of health,
Nevine El-Chibini is an optimal food coach (naturopath), a volunteer for a decade, a mother and grandmother who lives in Pierrefonds with her husband and cat. She loves to read, learn, write poetry and cook using her husband’s gardening hobby. She uses fun and creative real-life education, content-rich engaging talks and demonstrations to inspire people to join a nutritional wellness revolution. In addition to coaching people one-on-one and in groups, you will find Nevine in multiple venues in the community. Nevine also focuses on other facets of a healthy mind, body and spirit and so she takes long walks in the forest, jogs and practices yoga. www.facebook.com/nevinescuisine