Soothing foods

The stress of Santa’s sleigh hovering on the horizon may be cutting into your pillow time. But the way to a good night sleep may actually be in your kitchen. According to the Impact Lab, there are 10 foods that specifically help you get a good night sleep.

Bananas contain magnesium, which is a muscle relaxant.
Milk has tryptophan – an amino acid that has a sedative-like effect.
Honey turns off a neurotransmitter linked to alertness.
Almonds contain both tryptophan and a nice dose of muscle-relaxing magnesium.
Oatmeal is a rich source of sleep-inviting melatonin.

So for a good night sleep, have a bowl of oatmeal with almonds, bananas, honey and milk. Sounds like a pretty tasty tranquilizer.

Or check out their recipe for Lullaby Muffins, which are chock full of soporific ingredients.

As a side note – I’m compiling a Weigh In Gift Guide. Are there any awesome health/fitness gifts on your wish list?

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