Most of us can differentiate between foods that are good for us, and those so empty in nutritional value they are simply on a fast track to our hips. But evidence is emerging that when we eat can be as important as what we put in our mouths.
Irregular mealtimes are thought to contribute to diseases such as high blood pressure and obesity — so much so that scientists in China suggest that eating the right food at the ‘right’ time of day may reduce the risk of an early death by up to a third.
Their study found that making the wrong dietary choices increased participants’ chances of dying of cancer or heart disease by more than half — and recommended plenty of fruit for lunch and a vegetable-based dinner.
So what should we eat and drink — and at what time — to look, feel and function at our best? ANTONIA HOYLE investigates the best way to eat and drink in our hour-by-hour guide.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Antonia Hoyle