Food Can Help Or Hinder a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s a no-brainer; caffeine can interfere with a good night’s sleep. But what about food, does it play a role?

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, there are foods that can keep us from snoozing. The worst offenders were fat and sugar. Darn.EAT KIWIS: According to one study reported in the WSJ, kiwis are rich in the mood-moderating hormone serotonin; they can make you fall asleep and stay asleep longer. The same goes for tart cherry juice which is high in the hormone melatonin.

Beneath their deceptive fuzzy-brown skin, a delicate, sweet-tart treasure awaits. Kiwi’s interior is filled with alluring colors; either bright lime green or brilliant gold flesh is speckled with a ring of tiny edible seeds.

Standard green or gold kiwis are about 2- to 3-inches long, while the baby varieties are only about 1-inch long. Those babies are fuzz-less and can be eaten whole like grapes; they can be eaten slightly firmer than the larger kiwis.

They are an excellent source of vitamins C and K – and a significant source of folate and potassium. And yes, they are delicious.

 

 

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