Evidence from Dietary and Nutrition Research Shows the Benefits of Eating 5 Small Meals Daily!
Recent scholarly studies and informal reports all show that the consumption of 5 small meals each day improves human metabolism and overall health. Persons eating several small meals daily are in a better position to manage their hunger pangs and food portions. Their systems become accustomed to satisfying their hunger and nutrition needs more frequently and with smaller portions.
It is also believed that enjoying 5 small meals prevents the body from storing as much fat as it would otherwise. Because the body burns calories as it consumes and digests them, having fewer to digest and burn at one time enables the body to make better use of the calories and have fewer left over to store. This enhances the overall metabolism of the body, the rate at which it works efficiently.
Eating frequent, small meals keeps the body’s blood sugar stable and gives the body an on-going source of energy with which to carry on its life processes—what we usually call its metabolism. Frequent small meals enable the body’s metabolism to function at a constant, healthy rate. Making use of the energy from the small, frequent meals prevents a spike in blood sugar, thus supporting a steady metabolism.