Research in Britain involving 1768 participants examined meal regularity. Those with the most meal irregularity were 34% more likely to experience metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors that raise the risk for heart disease) than those with the least irregularity. When this cohort was followed for 17 years those with more lunch time irregularity had a higher risk for metabolic syndrome. An early health reformer, Ellen G White wrote: "Irregularities in eating destroy the healthful tone of the digestive organs, to the detriment of health and cheerfulness."
PositiveTip: Eat your meals at the same time each day.