Many have grown up with eating late.
It’s part of Western culture: Late dinners, late snacks in the cinema and even eating in the middle of the night (past 12).
Is this contributing to a deterioration of brain health?
Some studies have shown that misaligned feeding within a species circadian rhythm on a regular basis can damage the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with memory.
The suprachiasmatic nucleus generates and maintains healthy circadian rhythms, light has been known to affect it’s function (good and bad) and now the digestive system too.
It’s well known that shift workers tend to perform less well on cognitive tests and feeding during the hours of what are naturally sleep hours can contribute to this problem.
I can’t tell you how many people, including myself feel better cognitively and physically by eating dinner earlier in the evening.
It’s all about syncing our feeding times with our circadian rhythm.