Zen from the inside out
EATING THESE GOODIES CAN HELP YOU HAVE YOUR BEST REST YET!
These nutty treats contain magnesium, which has been proven useful in establishing quality sleep as it helps relax the brain. Almonds are also an amazing source of anti-anxiety nutrients.
Cheese contains the amino acid tryptophan plus calcium, which work together to help produce the sleep-inducing substance melatonin.
Eating rice, which has an especially high glycaemic index, will significantly slash the time it takes you to fall asleep, according to one Australian study. Jasmine rice is particularly helpful – with research published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition revealing people who ate it fell asleep faster than when they ate other types of rice.
Your favourite kind of fish is especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B6, which produce the body’s sleep-inducing hormones serotonin and melatonin.
This delightful tea has been recorded by Molecular
Medicine Reports as a “mild tranquilliser and sleep inducer” because it elevates the levels of glycine in your body – a chemical that calms the nerves and muscles.
It contains lactucarium, which has sedative properties similar to those of opium.