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.