Our health is directly affected by sleep and nutrition! If you have a certain health goal you are trying to achieve then both of these need to be on point to help you work towards that goal. While we know that both affects our health, how they work together and if one affects the other more is the real question. Check out just a couple of points that I found in the links I referenced below, no wonder we are confused.
**Studies have shown that obesity, hypertension, and diabetes affect the quality and duration of your sleep.
**** Consuming a high carbohydrate meal has shown to reduce deep sleep which has restorative functions our bodies needs. Studies that mentioned high carbohydrates reference foods like fried potatoes, confectionaries, noodles, etc.
***Some studies have shown that those that sleep less than 8.5 hours of sleep and are on a calorie-restricted diet have worse weight loss results.
**You can improve your quality of sleep through healthier eating habits. Some foods like fish, milk products, fruits and vegetables have shown to help promote sleep.
***We all know that the lack of sleep will affect our moods, but it seems like it can also increase our appetite and lead to over consumption of food.
**** Our metabolism is affected by sleep deprivation and can actually decrease our calorie burn throughout the day.
Here is my short takeaway. There is a strong relationship between sleep, nutrition and your health, but it is your responsibility to figure out what works best for you. When it comes to eating, knowing what types of foods and the timing of when you eat will be something that you will have to play with until you find what works best for your individual needs. Check out this link below that talks about how different eating styles affects your sleep.
Making sure you get enough sleep will help with your health goals and with your consumption of food throughout the day. In my opinion, anything less than 8 hours is going to directly affect your metabolism, mood and recovery for your workouts.
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Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.