Are you the type of person who wonders ‘’mmm.. what’s for desert’’ right after your meals? Do you prepare not-so-healthy snacks in between meals? This is more common than we think! But this behavior leads to bad eating habits… and guess what’s outstanding the most when it comes to bad eating habits? Sugar and junk food!
However, did you know that sleeping more can lower your sugar intake during your day?
That’s right! The Department of Science, Nutrition and Diabetes of King’s College of London examined sleeping patterns and ingesta in 42 people. Half of the group participants received suggestions to better their sleeping behavior (aromatherapy and sleeping exercise), and the other half didn’t.
Researchers found our that the people who followed the suggestions earnt an extended sleep time of up to 1.5 hours, and the impressive part about the research is that their eating patterns showed less indecency of sweet cravings and sugar consumption throughout the day.
So now you know! Sleeping beautifully takes you places of better eating behaviors.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and sleeping investigations recommend an adult to sleep in between 7-9 hrs to promote health and wellness.
So you can sleep more and eat less we recommend the following!
We would like to remind you that these options steer your eating habits
throughout your day! It’s key to maintain a good healthy lifestyle to be strong
Blog editor: Valeria Llamosa
Blog Author: Nerissa Álvarez
Supervised by Betzabe Guido (Researcher).
Al Khatib, H. K., Hall, W. L., Creedon, A., Ooi, E., Masri, T., McGowan, L., … & Pot, G. K. (2018). Sleep extension is a feasible lifestyle intervention in free-living adults who are habitually short sleepers: a potential strategy for decreasing intake of free sugars? A randomized controlled pilot study. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 107(1), 43-53.
Recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult: a joint consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society. Sleep, 2015, vol. 38, no 6, p. 843-844.
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