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Jul 20, 2017

Foods To Help You Sleep

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Ever had trouble sleeping at night? 

Did you know there are foods that contain naturally occurring substances that help to bring on sleep? Stick to these foods for supper and peaceful slumber will be yours. 

 

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes contain sleep promoting complex carbohydrates and are great sources of potassium, magnesium and calcium to help you relax.

Cherries

Although a sweet fruit, cherries contain melatonin, which helps regulate your sleep-wake cycles. To get a better night's rest, try increasing your intake of melatonin. Nuts and oats are also another source of melatonin.

Bananas

A high source of potassium and magnesium, bananas are another great snack to much at night as it can help your muscles and nerves to relax.

Herbal Teas

The ultimate soothing remedy, herbal teas like chamomile and ginger tea that are caffeine-free have glycine, a chemical to help relax nerves and muscles, almost acting like a mild sedative. 

Oats

Although best well known as a breakfast food, oats are a source of complex carbohydrates which raise your blood sugar naturally and make you feel sleepy. Oats are also are rich in melatonin.

 

Other foods to look out for that help promote sleep are high in tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin. Nuts, game meats, and whole grains are good sources of tryptophan but should be eaten a few hours before bedtime.


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