Is food coma a real thing?
When you’re stuffed, more blood and energy is required for digestion, leaving less for the rest of your body. This can result in drowsiness, fatigue, or a light-headed feeling. But these symptoms aren’t caused by overeating alone.
Meals heavy in fats or carbohydrates are also big triggers. Carbs releases sugar into the bloodstream almost instantly. This starts a series of chemical reactions that boost serotonin, a calming mood stabilizer. It also increases melatonin, which helps regulate sleep.
The verdict? Food coma, aka Postprandial Somnolence is real!
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