If you plan to have dinner a couple of hours before you go to bed, what may help you to not ruin your diet and will help keep your blood sugar levels during the night stabilized, is snacking on the right food.
Blood sugar with help of hormones can make high or low your energy levels and appetite. It’s such a big myth that you don’t need any energy for sleeping. While you are sleeping your body burns calories. You can eat snacks but cereals, cookies, and chips are forbidden food at night. So what is the best food to eat before sleep?
1. Nuts and seeds
Magnesium is great mineral to keep in mind when preparing evenings meals. Nuts, peanuts, peanut butter and seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin) a high amount of magnesium are rich in magnesium that helps prevent muscle cramps and reduces insomnia. You can find magnesium in almonds so well. With their high calcium content, they are the best food that you should eat before sleep.
Bananas, cherries, kiwi, berries and whole grains (oats, barley) is food with high amount of B6. B6 is used by the body to make serotonin which is then used to make melatonin. Through helping to regulate the Circadian rhythm, melatonin plays an important part in sleep. B vitamins, following on from the importance of tryptophan, have a big role play because they are both involved in the processes in our body. In bananas we may find a high amount of that amino acids, so that makes the banana the ideal night food.
3. Yogurt and cheese
In plain yogurt, we find the calcium that helps kick insomnia to the curb. Cottage cheese is ideal before bed because it contains a large amount of casein protein, that is slowly released into the body. Through the night that process ensures a steady supply of amino acids and stimulates the glucagon releasing. Don’t make the mistake that you are using some other cheese but plain cottage cheese, not the flavored varieties with added sugars.
Turkey contains white meat protein that releases glucagon. Glucagon assists the body with breaking fat and activate stored carbs that are used for energy. Turkey is great pre-bed meal choices because it has a very low insulin release and it is slowly digested. In turkey, we can find amino acid tryptophan, which is responsible for increasing levels serotonin levels.
5. Green vegetables
Another vitamin responsible for proper sleep – is B6 which is mainly present in vegetable products. We can find it in animal and vegetable in products also. A lack of it may cause depression. Green vegetables don’t contain calories and they contain a big fiber amount. Proven by the various studies, for those who suffer from insomnia, magnesium made the quality of their sleeping time much better. They would wake up easily in the morning and sleep like a baby at night.