“Night carbs” fight in­som­nia

Woman's World - - Natural Health -

Hav­ing trou­ble drift­ing off ? You might need to get more evening calo­ries from carbs and fewer from pro­tein. Why? Turns out, pro­tein re­leases a flood of amino acids that can in­ter­fere with your brain’s abil­ity to pro­duce a sleep-in­duc­ing hor­mone called sero­tonin. Mean­while, carbs en­hance sero­tonin pro­duc­tion. No wonder Aus­tralian re­searchers found that folks fell asleep 50% faster af­ter meals that pro­vided the big­gest dose of carbs.

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