We recently wrote an article about the importance of sleep for your skin (click here to check it out). To follow up with that, here are five things you can add to your diet to get a better night's rest.
- BANANA! - Bananas are high in potassium and magnesium which are great as repairing and relaxing your muscles. They also contain the amino acid tryptophan, which breaks down into melatonin and seratonin (sleep inducing hormones).
- Cherries - Cherries are not only anti-inflammatory, but they are also one of the few food sources of melatonin. If you can't quite get your hands on some fresh cherries, never fear, tart cherry juice is just as good.
- LSA - If you haven't heard of this before, you will now. LSA is a blend of Linseed (also known as flaxseed), sunflower seed and almond. Each of these three items helps to promote sleep. Sprinkle a little on top of your meals and your good to go. This can be bought in most health food stores but if not, can be blended together at home.
- Salmon - Recent research has found that higher concentrations of omega 3-fatty acids in the body from eating fatty fish such as salmon, has been associated with better sleep.
- Leafy greens - leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in minerals such as calcium that can aid in getting a good night's sleep.
For more sleep inducing foods, check out our Pinterest.
Happy eating and wishing you all sweet dreams!
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