Studies show that we spend one third of our life sleeping. Sleep is a biological need that helps the body to recover energy, carry out certain processes and function correctly. Sleep is very important and so we must take good care of it.
We are increasingly understanding the importance of good quality sleep. It is one of the moments of increased brain activity and, according to some studies, getting good quality sleep has a profound relationship with our emotional well-being, and can even strengthen our brain for the future.
It is very important to take care of all aspects that influence our quality of sleep, including food.
These are some of the foods that help to combat insomnia and light sleep:
The vitamins and minerals found in bananas stimulate the creation of serotonin and melatonin, which are very beneficial for the brain and nervous system. In addition, potassium and magnesium are muscle relaxants and ensure long restful sleep.
Lime Blossom tea is often used to aid sleep, thanks to its calming and relaxing effects. It is very effective for anxious people who find it hard to achieve restful sleep.
The vitamins and minerals found in pineapple, in addition to the fibre it contains and active compounds associated with serotonin, make it a great option to enjoy before bed. Enzymes such as bromelain also aid the digestive process and prevent discomfort during the night.
Chamomile is one of the most highly valued medicinal herbs because it offers so many beneficial health properties, including improving sleep. A cup of chamomile tea before bed will help you to enjoy sweet dreams, along with many other benefits.
Our Be Plus Relaxing Smoothie contains these four ingredients, among others, which will help to regulate your nervous system and, ultimately, to get a good night’s sleep.