Eating when we are not hungry is bad for our health
A new research done by the Cornell Food & Brand Lab has shown that eating when we are not hungry is ultimately bad for our health.
Today’s consumers tend to eat when they are not hungry. This is mostly due to the wide availability of convenient fast foods engineered for maximum tastiness-- such as potato chips, chocolates, and bacon double cheeseburgers. In today’s world the modern consumer is constantly bombarded with the temptation to eat. Contemporary societies often eat not because of hunger but because tasty food is available and beckoning at all hours of the day.
The study discovered that individuals who were moderately hungry before a meal tended to have lower blood glucose levels after consuming the meal than individuals who were not particularly hungry consuming the meal. These findings suggest that it might be healthier for individuals to eat when they are moderately hungry than when they are not hungry.
In addition it is important to have stable blood glucose levels by also eating complex carbohydrates as when they are not stable by eating too many simple carbs and sugars then you may go into a vicious cycle of cravings, exhaustion and putting on weight as excess glucose is stored as fat if it is not burnt through exercise.
Cornell Food & Brand Lab. "Let hunger be your guide: Eating when we are not hungry is bad for our health." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 December 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151230043603.htm>.
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