The Best Time to Eat Chocolate Cake
When it comes to living healthier, when you eat is just as important as what you eat. That's according to Marcella Vonn Harting, author of Yes, No, Maybe: Chronobiotic Nutrition. "It's about eating foods at a specific time based on the body's optimum utilization for the easiest digestion and for nutritional efficiency," she explains.
According to Harting, when we don't eat food at the right time, our bodies store it. "In the morning, you want to eat food that is at its peak, which is fruit and nuts," she advises. "Ideally, our nighttime foods grow under the ground, including fish and eggs, which produce melatonin" to make us sleepy "and serotonin."
There's even a right time to eat chocolate cake. "Chocolate is actually a morning food…most of the things that you would use to make a cake are really afternoon foods," Harting explains. "So, somewhere between 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. is the ideal time to eat chocolate cake or a chocolate chip cookie."
A bit skeptical? "You don’t have to believe a word I say," Harting says confidently, "just test it out."
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