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Five foods that’ll have you dozing off during dinner

September 15, 2016


Five foods that will send you straight to sleep

If you’ve ever wondered why so many people say “you are what you eat” all you have to do is look at the immediate effect on our bodies of some of the foods we eat. It has been proven time and again that food can definitely be used to treat many maladies. Natural cures are more popular now than ever, with more and more people turning to alternative therapies for a wide range of issues ranging from allergies to chronic illness.

Food can also have a negative effect on our health. The advent of processed and fast foods has been associated with some health problems, while many people suffer from extreme food allergies. These are very extreme cases.

In our daily lives we encounter foods that affect our bodies, some more subtly than others. Some foods perk you up and make you feel wide awake, some foods are aphrodisiacs. There are also some foods that make you tired and sleepy...

1) Turkey

Turkey

Have you noticed that after a big Christmas lunch of turkey you feel absolutely exhausted. Despite what most people think that feeling of extreme tiredness is not caused by all the good cheer and revelry, it is caused by the turkey. Turkeys contain tryptophan which is an amino acid that the body uses to produce serotonin which helps with sleep.

2) Cherries

Cherries

Believe it or not, cherries are a big sleep food. They are a very good source of melatonin, which is a big factor in determining how well we sleep.

3) Milk

Milk

To be precise warm milk. As cliched as this sounds warm milk really does encourage sleep, and there are reasons beyond the old wives tale. First of all, any warm drink soothes the body and makes you feel relaxed. The milk itself contains magnesium which has been shown to be a significant mineral for healthy sleep.

4) Honey

Honey

Honey, preferably local or better yet raw, is jam packed with glucose. Glucose shuts down the body’s production of a chemical called orexin which contributes towards us feeling alert and awake.

5) Almonds

Almods

Almonds are the double whammy. Packed full of both tryptophan and magnesium they are renowned for helping you doze off.

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