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Foods for sleep


Bananas 🍌

I absolutely love 🍌 they are true Superfoods

. We always have them on hand they are quick and easy to prepare (literally open serve and done) and they taste delicious (those people who hate bananas are just weird) and packed with goodness

Bananas are high in magnesium – a Natural muscle relaxant and a nutrient known to reduce anxiety, vitamin B6 – Which can help you synthesise stress and reduce hormones serotonin and dopamine. They also contain l-tryptophan, an amino acid which is a precursor to the production of melatonin helping you feel sleepy, and best of all clinical trials have shown that bananas can TRIPLE! Your levels of serum melatonin.
Melatonin is the hormone that helps us go to sleep.
What are some other foods that promote sleep :
Dairy: Dairy products are jam-packed with fat, calcium protein and Tryptophan an after-dinner snack like a banana and natural yoghurt can give your toddler the extra boost they need before bed

Chicken or Turkey – also contain protein and Tryptophan

Fatty fish like tuna and salmon Are a good source of vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium Potassium zinc vitamin B12 folate and calcium.

Avocado Is a good source of fat protein Omega 3 Tryptophan

Complex carbohydrates- Rice, whole grain pasta and whole grains produce insulin which is well known to promote sleep. The complex carbs can raise your child’s glycemic index which means that your child will experience a boost in energy after eating it, but this will follow by a hard crash a few hours later perfect for bedtime.

Green vegetables and Leafy Greens are also high in Tryptophan steam and mix with some grass-fed butter for an extra boost

Oats – high Vitamin D vitamin B Complex and is full Complex carbohydrates and is high in melatonin

Almonds and Walnuts – contain a healthy source of fats and can increase your magnesium and melatonin

Quick Easy Snacks for Bedtime

A Banana

A Bowl of your favourite low sugar cereal


A cup of warm milk

A bowl of oatmeal

Peanut butter on toast

Buttery toast

Or even better peanut butter and banana on toast.

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