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Fat will kill you, fat is great for you. Sugar is the devil, actually salt is the devil. Fruit is good for you, nope fruit is terrible.
But the one rule that everyone knows, the totally unquestionable truth: eating a big bowl of carbs will make you sleepy?
NOPE. Even that most basic food rule is, apparently, not exempt from the ever changing and super confusing information about food.
On the upside, for once the news has changed for the better. Carbs are back on the menu.
According to the experts, getting yourself a sarnie for lunch is actually proof that you’re a dedicated and serious employee.
The downside is that eating something meaty at your desk apparently sends the message that you don’t give a f**k.
Yep. They’re coming at protein now. The food group that everyone feels safe with. Nice reliable chicken breast? Honest tuna? Know where you stand cheese?
All secret food villains.
The science side of this comes from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Florida’s Scripps Research Institute where they used fruit-flies to investigate the neurobiological links between eating and sleep.
(Basically they fed stuff to flies and then saw if they got sleepy.)
What the scientists found was that protein and salt are the actual villains for causing the ‘food coma’. Why? Because salt and protein are ‘expensive commodities’ – in other words our bodies have to work harder to digest them and extract the nutrients.
So if you’re looking for a lunch that will keep you going all afternoon then your best best something like wholewheat pasta with vegetables.
In the mean time we’re still holding out hope that eventually they’ll discover that an all carb diet is in fact the key to a long and healthy life.
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