Food Comas Are Real, Good

 

Food comas could actually serve a greater purpose.

New York University researchers looked at a specific type of slug and discovered after eating a lot of calories it went into a food coma, and its body distributed its energy into both storing nutrients and to memory.

Study senior author Thomas Carew adds,” […] it’s been widely established that in an array of animals, including humans, sleep is well known to be required for proper storage of long-term memories acquired during wakefulness.

Perhaps the drowsiness experienced after a meal is a similar way to preserve a memory about that meal, so as to come back to it in the future.”

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