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5 Foods That Will Help You Sleep

posted in Health & Fitness
02/06/2015
  • Walnuts are a good source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin, the “body clock” hormone that sets your sleep-wake cycles.
    Walnuts are a good source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin, the “body clock” hormone that sets your sleep-wake cycles.
  • Almonds are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed for quality sleep.
    Almonds are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed for quality sleep.
  • Calcium (found in cheese, yogurt, milk, and these surprising sources) helps the brain use the tryptophan found in dairy to manufacture sleep-triggering melatonin. Additionally, calcium helps regulate muscle movements.
    Calcium (found in cheese, yogurt, milk, and these surprising sources) helps the brain use the tryptophan found in dairy to manufacture sleep-triggering melatonin. Additionally, calcium helps regulate muscle movements.
  • White rice has a high glycemic index, so eating it will significantly slash the time it takes you to fall asleep, according to an Australian study.
    White rice has a high glycemic index, so eating it will significantly slash the time it takes you to fall asleep, according to an Australian study.
  • A salad with dinner could speed up your bedtime since lettuce contains lactucarium, which has sedative properties and affects the brain similarly to opium.
    A salad with dinner could speed up your bedtime since lettuce contains lactucarium, which has sedative properties and affects the brain similarly to opium.

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