Gut bacteria line your entire digestive system, but most live in our intestines and colon, they make what’s known as microbiota or microbiome. They help process food and affect everything from your metabolism and appetite to your mood, sleep, and immune system.
Not sleeping enough impacts our ability to regulate our emotions, appetite and food choices, which increase the likelihood of both overeating and consuming unhealthy foods. On the other hand, poor food choices during the day may affect how well we sleep.
Finding a balance between eating healthy and having your favourites homemade Christmas cookies can be a real challenge, especially if you spend too much time indoors with mostly unhealthy foods around you.