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


Hi fellow foodie friends,

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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
Vegetables
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…