29 Sep '16, 4am

This simple adjustment to your diet could help you sleep better:

For the first four days of each phase, researchers fed participants a controlled diet, containing 31 percent fat (7.5 percent saturated fat), 53 percent carbohydrates, and 17 percent protein. For the last two days of each sleep phase, participants were told to buy whatever food they wanted and eat at the lab. The researchers weighed participants’ food before and after they ate and analyzed the nutrient composition. The study found that when participants ate more saturated fat and less fiber, it took them longer to fall asleep and had less of a deep, restful sleep. When participants consumed more sugar and refined carbohydrates, their sleep was disrupted. However, fiber intake was linked with deeper, more restorative sleep. This means that a diet high in fiber and low in sugar, refined grains, and saturated fat could help improve sleep quality. (But leading up to a race or ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/fridge-wisdom/study-sleep-bet...

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