What to eat at dinner to sleep better

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[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Are you finding sleep to be suffering lately? [/pullquote]

Seems more people are finding more struggles sleeping than ever before.  There are a few things to remove and others to change or add and soon sleep will be changing your life for the better.

avoid-coffee-alcoholThere are 2 things that need to be removed from your evening routine and they are caffeine and alcoholAdd more fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and drink plenty of water to re-hydrate yourself.

While you may have struggled in the past to wake up in the mornings you will soon find yourself getting up early and feeling more rested. When you are sleep deprived your body increases the production of ghrelin.  Ghrelin is a hormone that tells your body to eat more.  With this added desire we eat more and our bodies have to try and process these intakes in order to process.  Deep sleep or REM is hindered by this extra work.  Eating healthy foods will calm your body system and aid in gaining a well-rested night

It is better to eat small potions throughout the day.  Many people think they can skip a noon meal to help them lose weight only to set themselves up for failure in weight loss and sleep.  By skipping meals or fasting in the day time will cause you to lose up to 40 minutes of sleep per night.

jasmine-riceJasmine Rice is great to eat for evening meal as it helps to increase the bodies production of tryptophan, an amino acid that makes you sleepy.  The evening meal is a good time to increase your carbohydrate intake in order to help produce tryptophan.

A well rounded meal that is high in vitamin B, Zinc, and calcium are helpful in getting a good nights rest.  Vitamin B6 signals your body to produce serotonin.

chamomile-tea-sleepBefore going to bed, consider a cup of chamomile tea as it acts like a mild sedative.  Select the foods in their closest natural form.  The more processing of the food the more negative the reactions to your body.

Some of the foods to consider are chicken breast, lean beef, salmon, bananas, potatoes, low-fat yogurt, milk, cheese, dark turkey meat, and dark green leafy vegetables.  This list will give you a big selection and a good start towards getting a better night’s sleep.

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