The need for fast paced stimulation has reached a fad status amongst most people in today's modern society. The connection between fast food and lack of sleep has been outlined pretty clearly by most nutritional studies, but 'fast food' has literally taken on a new meaning with the advent of energy drinks which an alarmingly large number of people taking to drinking them rather than getting their energy from natural and healthy stimulants through organic food. |
To make up for all the necessary nutrients that we deprive ourselves of such as magnesium, live enzymes, probiotics and nitric oxide we turn to compressed forms of energy, like those available in highly sugared and high-caffeine energy drinks and energy bars to give us a quick boost of energy when we need it through an upsurge of excessive carbohydrates. This is not only detrimental for our physical health, as excessive stores of carbohydrates turn into fats but for our mental health as well, as this leaves to several sleep disorders.
There are a lot of processed foods on supermarket shelves that are packed with an infusion of artificial vitamins. The consumption of these processed foods is just about as healthy as the decision to substitute all food with supplement pills and powders. Artificial sources of nutrition are incapable of helping us meet our energy consumption needs, which leaves our cells starving for true nutrients. No matter how fast the society has advanced, our bodies still crave the diet which was consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors- full of fresh meats, vegetables fruits and nuts.
The health risks involved in following a diet that is high in sugar and nutritionally deficient are stark and frightful. Apart from chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes and adrenal fatigue which are gateway diseases to a lot of other health complications, there is a very real possibility of burnout, which is when your body crashes after being kept alert through artificial means due to fatigue. This happens when our cells go through a sudden homeostasis reaction and response mode. The pancreas is forced to secrete excessive insulin to handle the barrage of sugar surging through the bloodstream which can result in various sleep disorders.
You have to pay attention to your body's genetic predisposition. There is unique genetic makeup in every individual, and that defines their nutritional requirements, their tendencies about their susceptibility towards diseases such as addiction and weight gain, and the chemical balance in their brain chemicals.
There is just one solution towards staying truly healthy, which is eating intelligently by choosing natural nutrition. This will reduce the likelihood of you endangering your sleep and health and help you escape the chaos you put your body through due to a recurring cycle of the consumption of fast food and lack of sleep.
Mike Moore is published on more than 300 websites. He writes about Health, Sleep Aids, and Relaxation. He is published on various website including www.cityofsleep.com
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