If you want to know what foods give you the deepest most restorative sleep then this video is for you:
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What you eat affects hormones that orchestrate your day-night cycle. Your hypothalamus is the maestro of your entire symphony of hormones and needs you to give it what it needs to help you thrive.
If you eat these three foods for dinner, you’ll be sleeping so much better!
Food Group 1 Eat Tryptophan Rich Proteins
Give your hypothalamus what it needs to help your body make the right hormones at the right time. Tryptophan is the key amino acid needed to make your sleep hormone melatonin. Turkey, chicken, tuna, salmon, red meat, nuts, tofu, eggs, cheese, yogurt are protein foods that are rich in tryptophan to help you sleep deeply. Why do you think you get sleepy after thanksgiving feast? It’s the turkey!
So did you eat any of these sleep-inducing proteins for dinner last night?
Food Group 2 – Eat Complex Carbohydrates Early
You know that ice cream you crave before bed… well that’s because you don’t have enough serotonin to convert to melatonin. Give your hypothalamus what it needs by eating complex carbohydrates at dinner to help raise serotonin which converts to melatonin. Quinoa, brown rice, lentils, beans provide the nutrients your body needs to make lots of sleep hormones to last you all night.
If you want to know deep sleep, this is the video to watch.
Food group 3 – Eat Healthy Fats For Dinner
Your hypothalamus will wake you up in the middle of the night if it doesn’t get the fat it needs to do its nighttime job of orchestrating your immune system. So give your hypothalamus what it needs to protect you by eating healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, even coconut oil. Only fat satiates your hypothalamus which controls your hunger. You don’t want to be woken up in the middle of the night with hunger pangs.
And Remember from my last video How to Induce Sleep Naturally you need to eat dinner early at least two hours before going to bed so your digestion doesn’t disturb your sleep.
So what are you going to have for dinner tonight so you sleep like a baby?
Now you know what foods help you sleep but it’s not easy if your hormones are out of balance
Make sure to take my Hormone Quiz by going to YouTube clicking the link in the description below the video!