Do you have trouble getting your daily dose of shut eye? Well, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, a diet that’s low in fiber and high in saturated fat and sugar could lead to lighter, less restorative sleep. Meaning, you’re not getting the well-rested night that your body needs. Not only will you be missing out on your precious sleep, but sleep deprivation can also lead to increased appetite and obesity. Talk about a slippery slope!
Get Back on the Right Track
We know once you get in a nutritional funk, it can be difficult to get back on track. At Frozen Garden, we wholeheartedly believe that baby steps are much better and more sustainable than an all or nothing mentality.
Here are a few things you can do to eat better, which can help you sleep better and even improve your overall health. Because, let’s face it, an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and even sleep apnea is no bueno.
- Skip the drive thru and cook meals at home. By cooking at home, you control what’s put in your food and how it’s cooked.
- Try eating fewer processed foods and more whole foods. That’s right bye bye chips, cookies and that devilish mac ‘n’ cheese. Hello whole grains, seafood and whole dairy products.
- Increase your daily intake of fiber with fruits and vegetables. You can get 25% or more of your daily recommendation of fiber in six of our frozen green Smoothies.
- Stay away from artificial sugar. Swapping your real sugar for sugar free laden food may seem like a good idea, but trust us, it’s not a healthy solution. Learn more in our Getting Real: Artificial vs. Real Sugar blog post.