things-to-eat-before-bedHere’s Five foods you should eat before bedtime and why…

1. Bananas
Although generally considered an energy-boosting food, bananas are rich in magnesium. whilst magnesium relaxes muscles, bananas also contain serotonin and melatonin, which encourage sleep.

2. Almonds
Known as a great source of healthy fats, almonds are also bursting with tryptophan and magnesium. Both help to naturally reduce muscle and nerve function, while also steadying your heart rhythm.”

3. Honey
Just one teaspoon of honey is enough to stimulate the release of melatonin in the brain. This shuts off orexin (which keeps us alert), thus helping you to wind down.

4. Oats
As well as being yet another food rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids which promote sleep-inducing melatonin, oats encourages insulin production. This naturally raises blood sugar.

5. Turkey
One of the most famous sources of tryptophan. Turkey is also a great source of protein and will make you feel full.