The timing of our meals plays an important role, affecting our well-being more than we realize. Adopting the habit of eating breakfast at 8 am and dinner at 8 pm can be a game-changer, especially in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. This synchronization with the clock aligns with our body’s circadian rhythm, optimizing digestion and metabolism.
Research suggests that eating breakfast at 8 am and dinner at 8 pm can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This 8-8 eating strategy aligns with our body’s natural circadian rhythm, optimizing digestion and metabolism. As we synchronize our food with the body’s internal clock, we unlock potential benefits for heart health. It’s not just what we eat but when we eat it. Embracing the 8-8 rule can be a transformative journey toward a stronger cardiovascular system. Prioritize your heart, prioritize your time!
Dr. Jaydeep Rajebahadur, Consultant – Cardiology, SRV Hospital, Goregaon, Mumbai, says, “Breakfast, considered the most important meal of the day, plays an important role. Having a nutritious breakfast by 8 am not only kickstarts metabolism but also blood It also regulates sugar levels, subsequently reducing the risk of high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. Each additional hour of delay was associated with a 6% increase in cerebral and cardiovascular disease. For example, a person who usually eats breakfast at 9 a.m. has a 6% higher risk of heart disease than someone who eats breakfast at 8 a.m. eating.”
According to Dr. Jaideep, “Studies show that eating late after 9 p.m. is associated with a 28% increased risk of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or complete stroke compared to eating before 8 p.m. On the other hand, each additional hour of overnight fasting (delaying breakfast instead eating the previous evening’s meal) was associated with a 7% lower risk of cerebral and cardiovascular disease.”
Similarly, “eating dinner before 8 p.m. aligns with the body’s normal circadian rhythm (the cyclical 24-hour period of human biological activity), allowing for better digestion and improved sleep quality. Late night eating not only disrupts this rhythm but also leads to it.” by high triglyceride levels and increased vulnerability to cardiovascular problems,” advises Dr. Jaideep.
Just as clock hands guide your diet, they can also guide you to a heart-healthy future. Embrace the 8-8 rule, not just as a routine but as a heart-protective ritual. Prioritize your heart, and allow the rhythm of time to become the rhythm of your well-being.