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Food and Sleep

sleep food

Who doesn’t want to sleep so soundly like the little girl in the picture? I certainly don’t mind. That’s why a couple of days ago, we talked about sleep and how the basic tips can help you achieve quality sleep and reap the benefits of it. What if I tell you that sleep isn’t all about your environment and the bedroom lighting, food can help too. There are certain food items have specific nutrients in them that can drag you straight to bed. Let’s find out what these are.

What to eat for a good night’s sleep

Before going to bed, munching on these goodies will help you achieve better sleep:

  1. Low mercury content fish for dinner. Now you know why having that seafood buffet gets you running straight to your bed.
  2. One tablespoon of Brain Octane. Yes, it does sound like a powerful engine oil for motorbikes. But it’s not. It’s just made from coconut and palm kernels. This oil burn provides fat to the brain for stable energy while sleeping.
  3. One tablespoon of raw honey on an empty stomach. How does raw honey help when you’re thinking, “Aren’t you supposed to lower down sugar when going to sleep?” Your brain uses carb storage when you’re sleeping, so you need to replace this. Raw honey does the trick.

Supplements can also help you sleep

It’s not just eating fish and consuming Brain Octane or raw honey that can promote a good night’s sleep. There are a lot of supplements that are found in food items that can also help you sleep better. Other than these food items mentioned, you can also eat food that are rich in the following supplements:

SupplementsWhy it helps sleepWhere to find it
GABAIt calms you downWhole grains, brown rice, oats
GlutathioneDetoxifies body during sleepsulfur-rich foods like garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower
Passion flowerHas the same effects as Valerian Passion flower extract
Kava teaLike chamomile but better Kava tea
MagnesiumEssential sleep nutrientdark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, dark chocolate
5-htp (5-Hydroxy Tryptophan)Stimulates natural melatonin productionfish and beans

 

You don’t have to eat all of these food items before you sleep. Maintaining a diet with these food items recurring every now and then is going to be good for your sleep.

There are also other foods that help promote sleep. Watch this video and perhaps the next time you go grocery shopping, you will include these food items in your list! I sure will 🙂

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