Zen from the in­side out

EAT­ING THESE GOOD­IES CAN HELP YOU HAVE YOUR BEST REST YET!

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Health -

Al­monds

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

Cheese con­tains the amino acid tryp­to­phan plus cal­cium, which work to­gether to help pro­duce the sleep-in­duc­ing sub­stance mela­tonin.

Rice

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.

Tuna

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.

Chamomile tea

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.

Let­tuce

It con­tains lac­tu­car­ium, which has seda­tive prop­er­ties sim­i­lar to those of opium.

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