Sleep trouble? Try adding one or more of these foods to your diet.
Melanie Drake·May 31, 2022
Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for so many aspects of your health. And if you are not able to sleep well, a simple solution could lie in what you choose to eat. According to dietician Karen Ansel, the following nine foods have sleep-assisting capabilities when consumed. Check out the full article for new ideas and recipes to prepare these foods.
Kiwi: Contain vitamins C & E, serotonin, and folate that help you catch some Z's.
Tart Cherry: The juice of this fruit contains the sleep-inducing hormone called melatonin.
Fish: Most fish contains B-6 vitamin needed to make melatonin - a sleep-inducing hormone that gets triggered by darkness.
Banana: Potassium is another great source of vitamin B-6.
Yogurt: A calcium-deficiency has been shown to enhance insomnia, so keep a good balance of calcium in your diet.
Kale: Another source of calcium is in dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale.
Soy-Based Foods: Rich in isoflavones, compounds that increase serotonin production in the brain that directly affects your sleep-wake cycle.
Fiber-Rich Foods: Fiber is associated with the restorative slow-wave sleep and can slow blood-sugar surges that can negatively affect sleep.
Whole Grains: The magnesium in whole grains helps you sleep longer.