For a long time, science has questioned the link between sleep and nutrition. Does food affect our night's sleep? According to recent research, those with a varied diet tend to rest better and sleep longer. The link between food and sleep, in the opinion of the experts, would therefore be confirmed.
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For a long time science has wondered about the link between sleep and nutrition. Does food affect our night's sleep? According to one recent research, those who follow a varied diet tend to rest better and sleep longer. The link between food and sleep, in the opinion of the experts, would therefore be confirmed.
Previously it had been considered theeffect of some individual foods on night rest. By the way, insomnia sufferers should avoid consuming certain foods, among which are alcohol, chocolate, refined carbohydrates, smoked bacon and monosodium glutamate, usually contained in industrially produced kitchen nuts.
Now the experts of a Perelman School of Medicine they studied the correlation between lifestyles, eating habits and their influence on the duration of night sleep. The researchers could see how in the case of those who used to be able to sleep for 7 to 8 hours a night, a correspondence with eating habits and healthier lifestyles could be highlighted.
Through the answers provided during the compilation of some questionnaires, the subjects with the most regular sleep highlighted elements that allowed them to evaluate their lifestyle as able to promote both greater general well-being and better sleep, thanks to a balanced diet from the point of view of the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fibers and minerals.
Those who could sleep 7 or 8 hours a night were also attentive to avoid alcoholic beverages and to hydrate during the day by drinking some plain water. The opposite category instead saw the presence of subjects who could not sleep more than 4 or 5 hours a night and who at the same time were following an unbalanced diet, low in carbohydrates, water and lycopene, as well as vitamin C.
A balanced diet would therefore help to promote sleep that can last all night and be restorative. Among foods for insomnia to be preferred may be indicated: tomatoes, beets, carrots, spinach, rice, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
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