Has Science Found A New Way To Beat Jet Lag?

eat to beat jet lag

Has science found a new way to beat jet lag? Yes, new study shows that food choices can help — and here’s how. A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that what you eat may affect your internal circadian rhythms — the built-in “biological clock” that determines when you feel sleepy and when you’re wide awake. And jet lag is mainly a temporary disorder that is due to the time lag of our body needs to readjust back on our own biological clock to normal to fit in new time zone.

The following are typical jet lag symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Head feels heavy
  • Lethargy, fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Mild depression
  • Attention deficit – hard to concentrate on one thing for long
  • Loss of appetite
  • Slight confusion
  • Dizzy unsettled feeling – this may be due to moving from the plane, which wobbles all the time, to firm land.
  • Some gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea orconstipation.

Studies have found that people who are physically fit, rest properly, and eat well-balanced diet tend to have fewer and lighter symptoms than other individuals who have an unhealthy eating lifestyle.

 

Read more at Huffington Post.

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