Eat for calm
Posted by Nicola Elliott
Natural dream food. Top up your body’s sleep hormones...
1. Dream team
Complex carbs (think oats, spelt, barley, brown rice) and protein both boost the amount of tryptophan to the brain which, in turn, makes us feel sleepy. Dream Team Snack? – cracker + cheese, nut butter + spelt toast, oats/cereal + milk… done!
2. Magic Mg
Increasing your magnesium intake has wondrous effects on sleep quality, as it plays an important role in the deactivation of adrenaline (amazing if you’ve spent all day stressed to the max too!). Find plenty of it in green leafy vegetables, beans, lentils and peas, nuts, seeds and whole grains.