Live well: how your diet can improve your sleep


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Nutritionist Sarah Ann Macklin shares her advice for getting the best quality slumber


Enter model and AfN-accredited nutritionist Sarah Ann Macklin, who was inspired to get a degree in Human Nutrition after experiencing the issues around diet that can arise from working in the fashion industry. Her philosophy involves applying evidence-based practice to provide an accessible approach to nutrition.

So how can your diet affect your sleep? For starters, step away from that dark chocolate you might be saving for yourself as a treat in the evenings.

"A lot of people swing towards dark chocolate because they believe it’s much healthier and it’s high in magnesium – and it is, it’s a great food swap for a normal chocolate bar," she tells us. "However, in the evening it’s not that great because it is very, very high in caffeine."

Watch the video for more advice from Macklin on how to get the best possible quality shut-eye.


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