Foods that can help you sleep

30 Jan

Are you having trouble sleeping? What time you eat and what you eat before bed might have something to do with it. Diets high in refined sugar can cause ingestion and trigger insulin sugar that interfere with the hormones that affect sleep. Also, eating late at night forces your body and brain to be digesting instead of resting.

Below are some of the foods that can help you snooze:

1. Cherries. The only natural food sources of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body’s internal clock to regulate sleep.

2. Bananas. Full of potassium and magnesium, bananas are natural muscle relaxants.

3. Toast. Triggers insulin production, which induces sleep by speeding up the release of tryptophan and serotonin.

4. Warm milk.  Contains calcium which helps to sleep and also the amino acid L-tryptophan, which turns to 5-HTP and releases relaxing serotonin.

5. Chia seeds. Contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan which raises melatonin and serotonin levels.

A combination of different types of foods, also help in raising melatonin and serotonin levels which stabilize sleep, such as: popcorn with parmesan cheese, turkey burger with spinach and cheese with 100% whole grain crackers.

Hope you have a good night of zzzzzz’s!

XOXO,
The Stylish Girl
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One Response to “Foods that can help you sleep”

  1. happy hormone January 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Keep in mind that, you need to eat or drink something that will also be absorbed fast by the body. Because if you eat toast, it will take a lot more time for the body to digest, then for example milk or bananas.

    Bananas has the amino-acid l-tryptohphan from which serotonin is produced in the most part. You need to take it from foods, the body doesnt make l-tryptophan.

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