These Foods are RUINING Your Sleep!
How many nights do you spend waking up repeatedly? How often do you find yourself tossing and turning or STARING at the ceiling willing yourself to go to sleep?
And when morning arrives, It’s almost as if you never slept at all because you still feel exhausted.
If any of the above applies to you, you know how miserable not sleeping is. And how your low-energy levels DISRUPT your daily life.
What’s more? Not getting enough shut-eye is dangerous for your health.
Fortunately, research has pinpointed the real ENEMY responsible for ruining your sleep.
And it’s likely on your dinner plate!
A study gathered diet and sleep data from over 50,000 women in their mid-60s for three years. Researchers discovered that there is a direct link between white sugar and processed grains and sleep quality.
Participants who ate more of these types of foods were even 16% MORE likely to develop insomnia – chronic difficulty falling or staying asleep.
Refined carbohydrates like white bread, white pasta, pastries, cakes and candies are known to disrupt your body’s hormones.
See, when you eat more of these foods, your blood sugar is raised faster and this triggers your body to release insulin.
Next, your blood sugar lowers. But this blood sugar drop can signal the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol that disrupt your sleep.
The study also found that those who ate less refined carbohydrates and more fiber, fruits, and vegetables were less likely to develop insomnia.
Now, you don’t have to BAN yourself from these kinds of food altogether (what is life without a treat every once in a while?).
But if you are having difficulty falling or staying asleep, you may want to cut back on your intake of these kinds of foods. Keeping a balanced diet is important to keep your body healthy and more energized for the following day.