5 SLEEP FOODS

  1. Oatmeal is a food that triggers insulin production. When your blood sugar rises naturally with healthy foods, you can experience relaxation and sleepy sensation.
  2. Honey – A primary ingredient is glucose, which communicates the shut down of a key chemical involved in alertness (orexin). It is advised not to consume too much as too much sugar can lead to sleeplessness.
  3. Asparagus delivers a mega dose of folate, which is an essential B Vitamin associated with relaxation and maintaining your cool in stressful situations.
  4. Avocados are a super food for so many reasons. They are loaded with healthy fats and act as a suit of armor against stress. Avocados are in the fruit family and contain more folate (relaxation promoter) than any other fruit. Because avocado is so health powerful (also absorbs bad fats in the intestine that cause oxidative damage), we have dedicated a current recipe in a nutrition post as well (Avocado Salad). And be sure that you will hear more about avocados and delicious recipes with avocados as well in the future.
  5. Walnuts – Contains an essential omega-3 fatty acid shown to prevent memory loss as well as keeping cortisol and adrenaline at bay. Cortisol and adrenaline are stress hormones released when we are experiencing stress.