Here is what to eat for the best sleep of your life

turkey will put you to sleep

Only a few hours until the big feast aka Thanksgiving! Here’s exactly what to eat for the best sleep of your life.

As we all know, Magnesium has great benefits when it comes for a good night’s sleep. Just like magnesium there’s so many other nutrients.
First, the STAR NUTRIENT of the show, or Thanksgiving, Tryptophan.



Serotonin is one of the fundamental (the other being melatonin) to govern your sleep. It is also known for its role in happiness! Salmon, bananas Eggs and walnuts are high dietary sources of serotonin. On the other hand, it’s better to avoid Alcohol, Caffeine and Stimulatory drugs especially that they inhibit the function of serotonin properly.

I have an entire post related to my Melatonin Testing.

B-Group Vitamins

Can be found mainly in leafy greens, salmon, walnuts, bananas and flax seed. Being part of the B-group, which supports sustained energy, to be more precise, B6 is important for a good night’s sleep because it is the main ingredient that would create melatonin, and melatonin means sleepiness!

Don’t Blame The Turkey

Turkey makes you sleepy!

We’ve all been told that it’s the tryptophan in turkey that causes that post-meal food coma. Tryptophan is found in all sorts of protein-rich foods. And many like chicken, spinach and pork have more of it than turkey does! So, what causes the Holiday Napping? It’s no secret: We eat more than we are used to, blood goes to our stomach to help digestion, and our brains go into rest mode. Also, don’t forget that glass of wine you had with the meal. Alcohol just adds to the snooze factor.

Now that you know why you need to eat certain foods. Try to increase your intake of the following foods to get better sleep:
Melatonin: Cherries, walnuts and tomatoes
Tryptophan: Fish, eggs and poultry
Serotonin: Bananas, salmon, walnuts and eggs
Vitamins B-6: Walnuts, salmon, spinach, bananas and flaxseed

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