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Which Foods Make us Sleepy?

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Eating is a process after which our body is fueled with energy and we normally should feel more alert. But have you noticed how even after you eat you sometimes feel even more exhausted?

This phenomenon has a logical explanation - some foods do make us feel tired. Here are the common culprits for a sudden onset of fatigue:

1. Bread and baked goods. Baked goods from white flour have a high glycemic index, which can lead to a rise in blood sugar, causing sleepiness.


At the same time, they are not a source of any of the elements that make us feel alert. It's no wonder that after eating several slices of white bread we'd like nothing more than to take a quick nap.

2. Bananas. These loved by many fruits are beneficial to the body for numerous reasons. They are a source of vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B4, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorus. On the down side, bananas can provide our body with magnesium, a key component for a good sleep.

3. Cakes. Sweets can charge us with energy for a time but later on cause drowsiness. Usually when we eat too much cake we first feel a rush of energy but then absolutely exhausted afterwards.

4. Red meat. According to experts, consumption of red meat is capable of charging our body with energy and boosting the immune system since this food product contains vitamin A, folic acid, selenium, zinc, iron, vitamin B12 and others.

Red Meat

But it also turns out that red meat, like other meat and dairy products, contains a high content of fat - these are more difficult for the body to process. Ultimately our body uses all of our energy to break them down and we end up feeling tired.

5. Cherries. These juicy little round balls are famed for being a healthy food product, as they are a source of vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B4, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and others.

In parallel they supply our body with melatonin, which in turn is known as a sleep aid. So if you're given the choice, eat cherries before you head to bed.