If you want to keep fit and stay well mentally and physically, the 3 more important things are exercise, a proper diet and a healthy sleep.
These 3 factors are strictly linked. You need all of them to be good! Today we are talking about how to improve your sleep thanks to the food!
If you snacking late night, read this article! Give up bad habits and find out which are the best foods for your rest!
Night snacks: be careful!
If you use to continue eating after having finished dinner, you should stop to do this. Actually this is a very common bad habit. Food and also beverages can affect the quality of your sleep!
And do not forget that our metabolism during the evening or night works slowly, burns less and so you could put on weight more easily!
If you really can’t do without a snack, or if, for some reasons, you need it, try to avoid fatty food, with high calories or full of carbohydrates. Instead prefer organic and light foods as fresh fruits or vegetables.
5 simple tips for your dinner!
Dinner is the meal that much more affects our sleep, so keep in mind these simple tips:
- Have dinner 2/3 hours before going to sleep.
- Avoid spicy foods.
- Drink relaxing beverages as herbal tea or camomile before going to bed.
- Avoid caffein and chocolate within 6/7 hours before bed-time.
- Same advice for alcoholic beverages, avoid them at dinner.
Which foods can improve our sleep?
Many scientific researches by food experts have shown that some foods have more beneficial effects than others on the quality of our sleep. Here below we list 4 of them, that you should add on your diet to improve your rest!
All of them are foods high in potassium, magnesium and also a source of B6 vitamin, essential in melatonin production, the hormone that regulates our sleep.
Healthy sleep comes from healthy food, but not only!
Try to vary your diet as much as possible, follow a balanced and healthy diet, and so your sleep will get a lot of benefits.
A healthy life also pass through the food, but do not forget to take care your sleep in every aspects: Sleep on a quality mattress and combine it with it a pillow and a bed base that fit with you and with your needs!