Monday, November 10, 2014

Food for Jet Lag

In case you missed it, over the summer The Research Institute for Time Studies at Yamaguchi University in Japan released a study detailing how increases in insulin levels in mice affect certain circadian rhythms. There are many facets to this research but one of the major take-aways they have given us is a guide for how to help fend off jet lag!

It basically boils down to eating carbs at certain times depending on the direction you are flying:

- If you are going east- eat a pasta dinner before your flight.
- Going westward? Try to carbo-loaded breakfast.

Want more info? Here are articles in the New Scientist and the Huffington Post.

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