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Best Foods to Eat Before Going to Bed

Coffee is out unless you want to be an owl and remain awake all night. This article will discuss foods that are excellent to eat before going to bed. These meals will aid you in getting a good night's sleep rather than upsetting your body's rhythm.


Turkey is tasty and includes tryptophan, an amino acid that induces drowsiness. Melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone, is increased when tryptophan is present. Turkey also aids in the preservation of lean muscle mass and the stabilisation of insulin levels following meals. 85 grammes of roasted turkey has 25 grammes of protein, which is the same as 870 ml of cow milk.


Almonds are a kind of tree nut that has some health advantages. Melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleeping and waking cycles, is abundant in them. Almonds are especially good for people who have trouble sleeping since they increase sleep quality. Almonds are high in dietary fibre, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fat, all of which can help to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes.

Tart Cherries

Tart cherry is similar to sweet cherry, except it has a higher acidity. Procyanidin B-2, a phytochemical found in tart cherries, preserves the amino acid tryptophan in your blood. Tryptophan is an amino acid that increases the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. There are 140 calories in an 8-ounce glass of 100 percent tart cherry juice.

Chamomile Tea

Flavones, which are antioxidants, are abundant in chamomile. Flavones' anti-inflammatory properties aid in the reduction of chronic inflammation, which is a major contributor to heart disease and cancer. It includes apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to benzodiazepine-like receptors in your brain. Benzodiazepines are sedatives that are used to help people fall asleep and relax. People who drank chamomile tea or extract for a certain time slept quicker than normal, according to research. People who consume chamomile tea regularly report fewer nocturnal awakenings, better sleep quality, and the ability to fall asleep more quickly. So this delicious tea may be the answer.


The kiwi fruit, also known as Chinese gooseberry, is a nutrient-dense, fuzzy-skinned fruit. Vitamin C, dietary fibre, and antioxidants are abundant in this fruit. According to studies, those who ate kiwi before bedtime slept better. One research followed 24 individuals for four weeks and discovered that after consuming the fruit, they fell asleep 42 percent faster.


More than 19 vitamins and minerals are available in these nutrient-dense tree nuts. Walnuts are one of the finest sources of melatonin, the sleep-regulating hormone I mentioned at the start of this piece. Walnuts also contain ALA, an omega 3 fatty acid that is converted to DHA, which helps people sleep better. DHA increases serotonin synthesis, a brain neurotransmitter that aids sleep.


Pistachios are a good source of antioxidants, fibre, and protein, as well as being high in nutrients. The high antioxidant content of pistachios is what gives them so many health benefits. 6.5 milligrammes of melatonin and 165 calories are found in one ounce of shelled pistachio. They are notable among all tree nuts for their ability to induce slumber.

Goji Berries

The goji berry, also known as Lycium barbarum, is a vibrantly coloured fruit that has long been used as a medical herb and supplement. These berries' red-orange colour comes from the presence of antioxidants like zeaxanthin and carotenoids. Goji berries contain melatonin, a hormone that aids sleep and protects skin from UV rays.


This option isn't only for smoothie lovers. It promotes a better night's sleep and combats hunger. Casein protein, found in Greek yoghurt, has been related to reduced appetite and desires the next morning. The amino acid tryptophan requires calcium for our systems to produce melatonin.

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