When we eat a lot of food that is high in carbohydrates, sugars and fats such as pies, yams and buttery mashed potatoes they trigger a neural response in the nervous system, which tells the body to slow down and concentrate on digestion. Also, the more you eat is the more insulin your body releases. Insulin increases serotonin and melatonin, which are the chemicals and hormones associated with feelings of drowsiness and happiness.
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