Few hours ago, my wife Tina and I craved for something before we doze off. And what did we chow ?
We love this loaf. It’s one of our comfort foods. We like this Italian bread seasoned with olive oil and herbs. We had Anchor butter as spread and glasses of iced cold water, hehehe… although I wished we had mugs of capuccino or any hot venti from Starbucks Coffee to go with it. The pack has 4 loaves, we only consumed 2 and refrigerated the remaining loaves for our afternoon snack today.
What’s your usual midnight craving?
DOCGELO’S MEDICAL DOSE : To pig out before sleeping may be harmful (OK, we absolutely know we’re guilty but we don’t eat midnight snacks religiously, LOL). Except for diabetics, it is advisable to eat dinner 6 hours before going to bed, as to give ample time for the last meal to be digested and absorbed completely (as these processes may take 6 to 8 hours post prandial) in order to avoid taxing the gastrointestinal tract including the pancreas. This is the rationale behind the AFTER 6 DIET. (I highly suggest before anyone follows any fad diet, a consult from MD is essential ofcourse to learn what’s best for your system.) FYI, most causes of death in sleep have been attributed to rupture of pancreas (which is exocrine gland that secrete digestive juices and at the same time endocrine gland that secretes hormones such as insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and polypeptides) when it’s severely taxed after dinner and binge drinking.
One of my blogger friends (thanks, BertN) asked me a querry that required me to add this : I’d like to advise the common laymen to avoid reclining or being in supine position immediately after eating regardless of the meal and time in order to prevent reflux of gastric acid to the esophagus that might lead to its irritation/inflammation causing esophagitis. This happens usually to alcoholics of to anyone with emesis or vomiting. It is healthier NOT to be in supine position until 30 minutes (to 1 to 3 hours when ingested food and drinks are still in stomach) after eating. But I am sometimes guilty of this too, as I usually enjoy my bed after eating on our bed tray - I call it personally as SWINE REFLEX, LOL.