"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf
This quote perfectly explains the relationship between your diet and your health. At the very core of your health is the nutrition you put into your body. The food you eat should contain nutrition that will give you the vitamins, protein, calories, minerals, etc., that our bodies need to thrive. Without the correct balance of nutrition we can be left feeling sluggish, hungry even after a meal, or even ill.
Most of us know the importance of having the right balance of fruits, veggies, protein, grains, fats, etc., in our diets. There is more to finding the right nutrition for your body that needs to be considered. Many people have intolerances to food that they may not even be aware of. Dairy and gluten are the biggest hidden sensitivites. These can cause many health problems that aren't as obvious as perhaps a nut allergy where it's immediately obvious there is a reaction. If you are struggling with your sleep, feeling sluggish, or ill during the day and you have no known health problems, talking to a professional can help you figure out if your eating habits could be causing there problem.
Food and Sleep
When your body doesn't have the right nutrition you will often feel tired during the day and end up napping which can harm your sleep at night as well as make you reach for more and more caffeine. The more caffeine you have throughout the day, the more challenging bed time is going to be. Beyond that extra caffeine, you will also start reaching for snacks to fill you up which, will really harm your overall nutrition by adding junk that your body doesn't need while denying it the nutrition it needs.