Foods for Restful Sleep

Ever wonder why you get the craving for cereal at night? It might be because your body knows it’s lacking magnesium, potassium and other minerals found in whole grain cereals that are known to support sleep. Cereals are also a complex carbohydrate which help increase the availability of tryptophan in the bloodstream, increasing the sleep-inducing effects.

So the next time you’re feeling like an insomniac, pour yourself a small bowl of cereal, but don’t forget the soy/almond/cow’s milk. Milk contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which is converted into melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin helps regulate your sleeping cycle while serotonin helps you fall asleep.  For tryptophan to be effective in causing sleep, it must be combined with foods that are low in protein and high in carbohydrates.
For a low calorie, low sugar, but high in all the good stuff try Kashi GOLEAN Original Cereal.
If that doesn’t help, well, there’s always sex. I’ve heard that works too.

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