Many people are missing out on essential vitamins and minerals which could cause less restorative sleep and disturbance.
Set yourself up for restful nights by padding your diet with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that support serotonin, a brain chemical that contributes to relaxation and sleep, as well as foods that contain natural melatonin.
Try our suggestions:
Magnesium: Almonds, cashews, dark chocolate (my favorite), pumpkin seeds, yogurt, salmon
Melatonin: Bananas, cherries, flaxseeds, raspberries
Serotonin: Bananas, Kiwis, pecans, tomatoes, walnuts
Omega-3s: Eggs, flaxseeds, salmon, trout, yogurt
Potassium: Acorn squash, avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes, salmon
Tryptophan: Cheese, eggs, spinach, turkey
Vitamin B6: Avocados, bananas, bulgur, pistachios, salmon, sesame seeds
Vitamin D: Eggs, mushrooms, salmon, sardines, yogurt