Foods For Better Sleep
Be it a bedtime snack, or a need for deeper sleep, here are a few foods that are not only OK to eat before bed, but they are actually good for you. We try to incorporate these goodies into some cool recipes like dessert!
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Bananas offer many benefits. Most people think of Potassium when they are considering the nutrients they are getting. But did you know they also contain magnesium and tryptophan? Together potassium and magnesium boots the properties of the tryptophan to help you fall asleep much easier!
Tart Cherry juice
Cherry juice helps your body increase its production of melatonin, the natural chemical our bodies create to help us fall asleep and stay asleep. Studies have shown that those drinking “. . .1-2 ounces of tart cherry juice per day experienced a demonstrable increase in sleep efficiency as well as a 39 minute increase in average sleep duration.”
Almonds aren’t only a great snack, they’re also great to help you fall asleep. They naturally contain magnesium which helps your muscles relax. They also keep your blood sugar levels stable while switching you from your alert state to the ‘rest-and-digest’ cycle. Together this ensures you get the best night’s sleep you can.
Late night cravings usually have us reaching for carbs, but what your body really needs to get adequate rest is protein. Eggs will give you a steady level of energy to keep you asleep, and keep your stomach feeling full through the night
Rest well friends!