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Is Food Coma dangerous? Why is it that when I'm full, I feel very sleepy?




When I understand that when I eat delicious food, I can't stop my mouth. fuss, eat again, add more, come to know it again, it's so fussy that I can't get up. with the feeling that the food you ate shot up to the throat Another symptom of shortness of breath complicating This time, I almost wish I had a time machine to go back in time to eat a little less.


          And has anyone ever wondered? Symptoms of overeating like this are unlikely to be normal and should be passed on. Because there may be health effects following another bucket. If you want to escape from suffering from food coma We came to know the food coma. along with how to prevent food coma better


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          The skin of the stomach is tight and the eyelids are slack. Basic symptoms after a meal like this, we meet until we get used to each other very well. But for food coma, overeating doesn't just create discomfort. But the symptoms are so clumsy that I can't wake Breathing was not easy, came full with him, or in some cases did not eat very full. But he felt unusually drowsy. Symptoms such as this, As Scientific American, he explained that. May be the effect of the body getting too much sucrose, sure enough.


So full, why is the food coma asking for it?


1. Irritable nervous system

          To pass the food we eat into the stomach and small intestine. The body adapts by increasing the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system while decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. This sudden change results in the body automatically adjusting to resting mode. So if we eat a lot Of course, he would have been immersed in a drowsy reverie longer than usual.


2. Turbulent Glycemic Index

          When the body eats foods that contain a lot of sugar. These sugars penetrate into the bloodstream. Turn the sugar you eat into glucose to store it for your body to use as energy. But when the blood glucose level is too high. The body sends out the hormone insulin to automatically remove excess glucose. This means that the hormone insulin at that time is higher than normal. As a result, the brain secretes serotonin and melatonin out. Both of these neurotransmitters have sedative properties that make the body feel drowsy. until finally falling asleep easily


3. Tryptophan goes on a rampage.

          When the body has high glucose In addition, the hormone insulin is secreted more than usual. The body increases the concentration of the amino acid tryptophan so that more amino acids can be absorbed, which when absorbed into the brain makes sense. can be sleepy The research results also added that If eating foods that are high in carbohydrates It will stimulate glucose in the body more easily and many times. So if you don't want to feel sleepy after a full stomach It is recommended to eat less carbohydrates such as flour and rice.


4. The effect of colycystokinin

          during which the digestive process takes place The body also needs to secrete the hormone colystokinin. Because this hormone will make us reach a feeling of fullness. and also has a part to stimulate the brain to feel sleepy So after eating for a while and in the digestion phase. So drowsiness comes to visit you on a regular basis.


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How to prevent food coma


          1. Eat in moderation for the nervous system to function normally


          2. Avoid eating foods that have a high glycemic index such as refined rice, refined bread, etc.


          3. Chew slowly and try to reduce the speed of eating. for the body to gradually perceive the taste of food This will help you feel full faster. This time, the body will secrete the hormone cholycystokinin to a level that fits the needs of the digestive process


          4. Research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that cinnamon helps the body feel full for longer. This means that we don't feel hungry often. Blood sugar levels are always within the normal range. Even during the full meal So you could try sprinkling some cinnamon powder on your plate.


          Although food coma does not have a serious impact on health. But it can't be denied that it has caused quite a bit of torture to the body. Instead of eating delicious food and feeling satisfied. Instead, he had to have an upset stomach and suffocation and he was sleepy. So don't be so selfish about delicious food that you forget to think about your own body.

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There are a few reasons for this: a meal high in carbohydrates triggers a larger spike in insulin, which makes more tryptophan enter your brain. When that happens, the tryptophan first turns into serotonin, which makes you feel good, and then into melatonin, which makes you feel drowsy.


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