Eating the right food before bedtime whether to get a good night sleep and doze away or to wake up fresh in the morning. Many foods contain substances which help you get better sleep at night. Check out these nine healthy late night snacks that will help you sleep better and help weight loss.
Almonds are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and magnesium that helps you to sleep and are very healthy. Medical studies tell us that when the magnesium level is low in the body it is harder to sleep.
Researchers believe it’s the combination of melatonin and the anthocyanins in Montmorency tart cherries that helps you sleep better at night. Eating cherries or drinking cherry juice will get you sleepy in no time and it helps in weight loss as well.
Worried about sleep? Have a tea before bed. Tea helps to reduce stress, indigestion and it can give off better sleep.
Old theory suggests that warm milk can make you sleepy, but the truth is any dairy product can help. Calcium (found in cheese, yogurt, milk and any other dairy products) helps the brain use the tryptophan found in dairy to create sleep-triggering hormone melatonin and is very healthy.
Eating white rice will significantly slash the time it takes you to fall asleep. White rice has a high glycemic index which helps to sleep better.
Most fish are rich in vitamin B6 which creates the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin helping you sleep right away. Especially tuna, salmon, snapper, and halibut. All are rich in protein and are very healthy.
Bananas are also a very rich source of vitamin B6 which triggers melatonin to doze off. Eat two bananas or make a banana shake before bedtime and you will doze away before you even know it.
A spoon full of honey or mixed in milk or tea will give you a restful sleep. Natural sugar found in honey increases the insulin level slightly which helps tryptophan to get into the brain easily thus making it a great bedtime snack.
Walnuts are rich in tryptophan, a type of amino acid which helps you sleep by increasing serotonin and melatonin, hormones which set the body clock. Eat as many walnuts as you want before bed to help you sleep better.
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