Find yourself tossing and turning all night?
On your 50th pillow flip of the evening?
Wake up feeling like poop?
Like most things in our world of health and wellness, the root of the problem can in fact be your nutrition. In addition to making you look good, what you put in your body will affect your quality of ZZZ’s at night.
Here’s some tips to help encourage more sound sleep.
Eat more fresh, whole foods. I’ll never stop giving this piece of advice, EVER. =)
Why do you ask? Protein, fiber and healthy fats live in these food items and do wonders for your BOD. One cool factoid: these guys keep you feeling full and satisfied stabilizing blood sugar and other hormones for…..BETTER SLEEP.
You know on thanksgiving when you eat the turkey and then sleep like a baby?
Literally one of the best parts of thanksgiving, besides pumpkin pie. Well that’s because there is this guy known as Tryptophan in the turkey. Tryptophan is an amino acid found in high-quality protein sources. Tryptophan—>Serotonin—>Melatonin= Sleep like a baby
In general, balancing your energy intake throughout the day can also help you shed some extra fat. Excess body fat can lead to many sleep issues like: sleep apnea, poor mobility, heartburn, and many other obesity problems.
The short, clean up your meals and change your life in ALL the ways!
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