NO NEED TO AVOID ALL FOODS THE NIGHT BE­FORE A BIG RACE. IN FACT, THESE THREE PICKS WILL AC­TU­ALLY HELP YOU REST EASY.

Runner's World South Africa - - GEAR EDITOR’S TOP PICKS -

Tart Cherry Juice

Feel­ing the urge to sip on some­thing sweet at night? Con­sider tart cherry juice, which has been shown to help older adults sleep more soundly.

Kiwi Fruit

In­stead of glug­ging wa­ter to hy­drate, add wa­ter-rich kiwi fruit to your night­time rou­tine. These fuzzy fruits are made up of about 80 per cent wa­ter, and con­tain sleepin­duc­ing sero­tonin.

Pump­kin Seeds

About 200 grams (or 1½ cups) of pump­kin seeds con­tains nearly 1 gram of tryp­to­phan, an amino acid that has been shown to im­prove sleep qual­ity.

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