A Traditional Thanksgiving dinner contains loads of starchy, high carb, refined foods.
Does it matter what time of day you enjoy your high carb Thanksgiving dinner? Through the years, I've heard people say to avoid weight gain, it was best to eat the biggest meal of the day at lunch time, and a smaller evening meal. If they were referring to a meal rich in carbohydrates, they may be surprised to read the latest diet study findings.
New research study results reported in Science Daily found that restricting carbohydrate intake to the evening meal, works with hormones (leptin, ghrelin and adopnectin), to produce positive health benefits. It increases satiety, lowers hunger, reduces body fat, inflammation, and the likelihood of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Participants in the six month study found, “Greater weight loss and hormonal changes after six months diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner.”
So, enjoy a sensible serving of naturally nutritious, unrefined carbs, like sweet potatoes, pumpkin and other winter squash at dinner!
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