Sunday , 25 September 2016

Foods That Will Help You Sleep Well At Night

Cherries

Before bed try and drink a glass of cherry juice to help you fall asleep faster. Just make sure the juice is from tart cherries because these contain melatonin.

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Jasmine Rice

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, jasmine rice has a high glycemic index which allows for a gradual release of glucose into the bloodstream. It also increases the production of tryptophan and serotonin into the blood.

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Bananas

According to the The New York Academy of Sciences, Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6, which is needed to help produce melatonin.

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Dark Chocolate

Treat yo’ self with a delicious snack while helping your body relax. Dark chocolate contains serotonin that will put you right into full relaxation mode.

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Walnuts

Great for an evening snack because walnuts contain high levels of tryptophan and their own form of melatonin

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Almonds

When the body’s magnesium levels are too low, it makes it difficult to stay asleep. Almonds are high in magnesium and make for a great evening snack just like walnuts.

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Whole

Wheat Bread Whole wheat bread contains carbohydrates, which raise levels of tryptophan in the brain. White bread will have this effect but will also spike blood sugar levels.

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Chamomile

Tea A cup of herbal tea can increase glycine, which relaxes nerves and muscles.

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 Hummus

Hummus contains tryptophan that turns to 5-HTP and eventually releases relaxing serotonin. Just a few spoons of hummus will do the job.

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Kale

Like most green leafy vegetables, kale is high in calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan to produce melatonin.

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Lettuce

According to Oregon State University’s Wellness Ink, lettuce contains lactucarium which boasts sedative-like properties. These properties can affect the brain in ways similar to opium.

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Milk
Milk contains tryptophan and calcium, which help regulate melatonin levels. You can also try warm milk to help raise body temperature.

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Tuna

According to the New York Academy of Sciences, tuna is high in tryptophan and vitamin B6. Your body uses B6 to help produce both melatonin and serotonin.

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Turkey

Thanksgiving turkey has always been known to make people sleepy after stuffing their faces. Turkey is high in tryptophan and will give you that sleepy feeling.

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