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Diet in the fight against insomnia

Nowadays, insomnia affects more and more people. It is, however, a simple way. Just make small changes in diet, to once and for all overcome insomnia.

It is worth analyzing what we eat, maybe there is a reason that causes our insomnia. For starters recommend you check whether supply our body with enough of the following substances:

Tryptophan (amino acid)

Tryptophan is an amino acid that naturally stimulates the body to produce the hormone of happiness (seratoniny) and the sleep hormone (melatonin). This amino acid is part of the protein, so try to eat products with a high content of these biopolymers.

Omega - 3 (fatty acids)

Omega - 3 fatty acids, which cause increased production of the hormone sleep (melatonin). The largest amounts of omega - 3 found in marine fish - take care so regular consumption of their meat.

You may have noticed that these substances stimulate the body to produce two hormones - serotonin and melatonin. These two hormones are complementary and are the basis for a healthy physiological and regenerative sleep, and the same - to overcome insomnia.

What to eat for insomnia?

Now I introduce you to some foods you should eat in order not to suffer from insomnia:

- poultry meat
- meat fish, especially herring, trout, sardines, tuna, anchovies and salmon
- white and yellow cheese
- yogurts and kefir
- milk
- dark bread, whole wheat
- oatmeal

What to avoid insomnia?

To forget their problems sleeping recommend avoided:

- alcohol
- spices
- products with caffeine: coffee, cola and energy drinks

Allergies - thing from you independent

There is one thing that can cause insomnia. It is the allergy to some food ingredients. If you feel nauseous or feel worse after eating certain foods, you should contact a nutritionist - specialist.

General principles of nutrition for insomnia

It is worth to remember about general principles of nutrition - eg. the closer that evening meals should be lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and that the last meal should eat min. 2 hours before bedtime (body busy digesting can not rule into a state of rest, which causes insomnia).


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