Foods That Soothe You to Sleep – brought to us from Psyschology Today

Hi fellow foodie friends,


In my ever wondering search for a healthier way to eat I happened upon a great article from Psychology Today – link (click here)

The old adage

You are what you eat

may be closer to truth than we know.
Common senses can truly help us make good choices but busy lives and convenience foods tempt us.

I am sure it is no surprise that if we cut back sugars, processed foods and fats that we all may feel better and sleep better.

just an excerpt from the article:

What the Research Shows

In a 2012 article in Nutrition Research, scientists from the University of Helsinki concluded that a sleep-promoting diet should be balanced, varied, and rich in:

Fresh fruits
Whole grains
Lean proteins
This type of diet provides plenty of B vitamins and the amino acid tryptophan—two things the body needs to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep. To make the best use of tryptophan, the body also needs ample carbohydrates.

What It Means for You

So what does that mean for everyday food choices and eating habits? Recently, I chatted about this with Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Below are her tips on how to choose foods that boost serotonin levels and get your brain and body ready for a restful night’s sleep.

Click on the link above and read it for your health and a Gold night’s sleep
It doesn’t mean that we can’t indulge every once and a while but balance it out with daily good choices……
Good health, good sleep and good happiness to you all!

Happy Holidays…

About Westcoast Foodie Blogger

Husband, father, coach, volunteer, foodie, amateur of food from the soul, true flavors that come from heart and soul, Love all things Italian, love to travel to new places as well a familiar spots....dare to dream, experiment and expand your palate and embrace how food from the soul connects friends, family and new aquaintences. share ideas and wanderlust travel experiences with my blog...let me know if there is something that you want me to blog on or write about....Enjoy every moment of everyday. Follow me on Twitter @BCfoodieblogger and Facebook

Posted on December 12, 2012, in Food glorious food from the heart and soul, For our health and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How come it’s never beer and deep-fried peanut-butter sandwiches?


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