Top 5 Foods to Help You Sleep on NY1 News

September 11, 2017

In the city that never sleeps, getting a good night's sleep is often a luxury most of us don't have. Watch as Fiorella talks about the best habits and foods to help you catch some Z's on NY1 News!


Top 5 Foods to Help You Sleep:


  • Peanut Butter & Banana: peanut butter is a source of B-vitamin niacin, which your body can convert to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that acts on your brain to also induce sleep. Bananas are a source of tryptophan, an amino acid which your body can turn into melatonin, the hormone responsible for setting your sleep-wake cycles, and rich magnesium and potassium which help relax your muscles to signal your body to rest

  • Kale: great source of potassium, magnesium and calcium, all important minerals that can help relax muscles and promote sleep

  • Chamomile Tea: an herbal tea that helps reduce anxiety and stress to help relax your body before bedtime

  • Cherries: naturally rich in melatonin, a hormone produced by your body which regulates your sleep cycle and can be induced by darkness and nighttime to signal your body to get ready for bed

  • Yogurt: like all dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt) are naturally rich in tryptophan, the amino acid that is used by your body to make serotonin and melatonin, to help induce sleep


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