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Why You Should Maintain A Balanced Diet

You've heard it plenty of times before. Eat a well balanced diet and you're set. Now, there's even more proof to that age-old mantra.

According to a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, people who eat a large variety of foods (which is an indicator of an overall healthy diet), have the healthiest sleep patterns, because certain nutrients and food may affect our sleeping habits.

Researchers compared people's diets to how long they slept each night and found that people who get too little sleep eat more calories and typically drink less water and ingest less vitamin C/other important nutrients than people who slept a normal seven to eight hours a night.

People who slept too much typically consumed more alcohol than the “normal” sleepers. Both the too little and too much sleep groups had less food variety in their diets.

I think the key to success here is, eat a balanced diet.

Ally | Elite.

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Ally Batista

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Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.
Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

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