The long summer days leave many people feeling peckish well past dinner time. But late-night snacking poses serious health risks, as it usually involves high-calorie, greasy foods such as fried chicken and pizza, which cause obesity and increase levels of lipids in the blood.
This can result in cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Eating large meals just before going to bed is bad for the digestive system. Lying down after eating can cause reflux esophagitis or gastritis, as gastric acid flows upward into the throat.