How to get your healthy eating back on track
Almost a year in, Consumer Reports reveals more about how the pandemic has changed how we eat and offers some advice on how to get your health back on track. Eating well is especially vital right now because obesity, heart disease, and diabetes increase the risk of COVID-19 complications. According to a recent survey, 32 percent of people say they’ve gained weight since the start of the pandemic. Make it easy to grab healthy foods by planning out your meals and snacks in advance. According to CR’s survey, 1 in 5 American grocery shoppers has had to turn to a food bank since the start of the pandemic.
Snacking before bed may help improve your sleep
Almonds can also boost your sleep quality, since they are a great source for melatonin and magnesium. It also contains amino acids which experts say increase melatonin. Experts say it contains ingredients that can promote better sleep. If you want something to quench your thirst, experts say chamomile tea is a great option. Chamomile tea also contains an antioxidant that promotes sleepiness and reduces insomnia.
Eating a late dinner can cause weight gain and high blood sugar levels, study says
A study published from the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism says eating a late dinner can cause weight gain and high blood sugar levels. Researchers say people who eat dinner at late hours experience peak blood sugar levels almost 20-percent higher than people who eat at early times regardless of the amount of calories consumed. The study also suggests eating late can affect the amount of fat the body burns by 10-percent less when compared to those who ate an early dinner. Study author Dr. Jonathan C. Jun, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University said the most interesting part of the study is that researchers found not everyone reacts to eating late meals the same way. Experts recommend people to eat healthy snacks in the afternoon to curb the appetite when working long days.