Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Good Sleep Diet

Eat crappy, sleep crappy. That's the message of a new study from
the University of Pennsylvania. It found that people who reported
the healthiest sleep patterns also had the most varied diets. These
key nutrients have been shown to play a role in regulating sleep,
so aim to eat them often for sounder slumber.
Lycopene - it's found in grapefruit, tomatoes, papaya and watermelon.
Selenium - Get it in fish such as halibut, tuna and cod, as well as
shellfish, turkey and nuts.
Vitamin C- The top sources include pineapple, strawberries, citrus
fruits, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, and kale.
Carbohydrates - According to a study in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, eating easily digested carbs (such as cereal, rice,
potatoes or white bread) four hours before bedtime led people to
fall asleep faster.
-Health Magazine, July/August 2013