Are you often working so late that you eat dinner way after everyone else is asleep? Ayurveda says that eating after sunset is a bad idea because your metabolism slows down, and now new research shows that this could affect your learning and memory as well.
A new study found that eating when you’re supposed to be asleep affects your brain’s physiology.
Eating at times reserved for sleep causes a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area of the brain, says a new study. The hippocampus is responsible for both long term memory and the ability to identify new objects.
The modern lifestyle makes it hard to eat at the right time, but it’s important to do so.
“Modern schedules can lead us to eat around the clock so it is important to understand how the timing of food can impact cogitation,” said Christopher Colwell from UCLA.”We have shown that simply adjusting the time when food is made available alters the molecular clock in the hippocampus and can affect cognitive performance” Colwell said.