October 21, 2018

“Late-night eating isn’t bad at all if you choose the right foods,” says Collin Ruiz, MS, holistic nutritionist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. “It’s what you eat, rather than when you eat it.”

But, let's face it. There's going to be those times when you're traveling late at night, you're working, or you just need something in your stomach because you're not ready for bed.

She warns against 2 things:

1. Avoid foods that are hard to digest and will stimulate your body. Those are the things that will keep you awake when you should be sleeping. They include any sugary foods, refined carbs, red meat, greasy or spicy foods, caffeine, or alcohol.

2. She also recommends avoiding dairy which can be inflammatory and cause indigestion.

So, what does she suggests? Look for plant-based foods rich in potassium, vitamin B6, and magnesium . They are easier to digest and should promote sound sleep.

1. Whole grain foods like oatmeal topped with pumpkin seeds will hit the spot, and the se...

August 18, 2018

According to a Healthline article from 2014, sleep deprivation can lead to damaging health problems and even death. Here are some of the effects you may experience.

  • Accidental death or injury

  • Cognitive brain decline, lack of creativity, and concentration

  • Depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide

  • Memory loss

  • Poor work performance on the job

  • Weak immune system

  • Being more prone to viruses like the cold or flu

  • Become moody or angered easily

  • Affects insulin, increasing risk of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Weight gain because of increase in appetite and late night eating

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart disease

We have somehow fooled ourselves into thinking it’s okay to go 24/7 without stopping. However, a Harvard Medical School study showed that getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night increased the chance of death from all causes by 15%.

During sleep the body repairs and renews cells which is so vital to a healthy mind and body. The liver elimin...

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