• Dianne Mae

Trim Down Refined Carbs and Never Meet Insomnia Again

One of the most difficult disorders to cure is insomnia. According to research, an estimated 30% of adults experience it. People who have this disorder have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. The main cause of insomnia is a stressful life event or trauma. But, researchers from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons say that diet can also be one of the causes. The researchers conducted a study in which they found out that postmenopausal women who consume high-refined carbohydrates were more likely to have insomnia. On the other hand, women who include more vegetables, fibre, and whole fruit in their diet were less likely to have sleeping problems.

Even though there had been previous studies that explored the link between refined carbohydrates and insomnia, there are still inconsistent results. Also, the said studies didn't follow individuals over time. Thus, there's still no clarification if a diet with high refined carbs triggered insomnia, or insomnia itself causes people to consume more sweets. To learn more about this study, click here.

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