Researchers: Lots of carbs at dinnertime leads to feeling sleepy
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new study says that loading up on carbs at night may not be the right way to eat.
While marathon runners may pile plates high with pasta, bread and potatoes, which may help give you reserves for energy, for the rest of us it’s a tad different. There is some information you should know.
Researchers in Scientific Reports measured blood sugar levels, which are linked to your energy after you eat, and found that they go 8% higher when you eat carbs for dinner compared to when you eat them for breakfast or lunch.
It appears your body doesn't handle them as well as the day progresses.
What this means is that when you pig out at dinner you'll notice you likely feel like you get really sleepy or heavy after meals.
Anyone who’s had a great big Thanksgiving meal knows the feeling.
Cutting down on carbs, and switching to vegetables and meats may help avoid this “draining” feeling that some call “the Itis” or “Postprandial somnolence.”