Doctor Tananakina explained the effect of drowsiness after eating bread

Endocrinologist Natalia Tananakina named bread among the foods that cause drowsiness.

Doctor Tananakina explained in an interview that the drowsiness effect can occur after eating foods that are rich in carbohydrates, tryptophan and magnesium. Bread belongs to the group of carbohydrate products. The doctor warned that after eating bread (and other foods with a lot of carbohydrates), there are sharp fluctuations in blood sugar levels, spikes and drops. These rapid changes contribute to a feeling of drowsiness.

“Consuming carbohydrates in moderation can be beneficial for maintaining energy, but consuming them in excess can lead to drowsiness after eating,” Tananakina told Gazeta.Ru.
Speaking about which products, in addition to bread (especially white), can contain a lot of carbohydrates, the specialist listed: these are sweets, baked goods, many pasta products, potatoes, white rice.

As for tryptophan, products containing this amino acid can also cause drowsiness. Their consumption increases the level of the hormone serotonin, which has a positive effect on mood and sleep, and promotes relaxation. Thus, a feeling of drowsiness may occur after cottage cheese, turkey or milk.

Also, a strong desire to sleep may appear after eating foods with magnesium, which affects the regulation of sleep and relaxation processes. For example, after bananas or some nuts. At the same time, the doctor warned that the body’s reactions to foods in different people are closely related to individual characteristics.

“If drowsiness after eating certain foods is regular and causes concern, it is recommended to consult a doctor,” advised the endocrinologist.< br>Earlier, the portal wrote that nutritionist Natalya Lazurenko called the opinion about the ability of tea to protect the body from the development of diabetes a myth.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Natalia Tananakina Natalia Tananakina Healthy lifestyle, endocrinologist, candidate of medical sciences