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the Best Foods for Restful sleep



Getting a good night's sleep is essential for your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night can be challenging. If you're struggling to get a full eight hours, some foods can help.


1. Bananas

Bananas are a great source of magnesium, a natural muscle relaxant. They also contain potassium and vitamin B6, which can help regulate your sleep cycle. Eat a banana with some almond butter before bed for a satisfying snack to help you sleep better.

Nutrient-dense foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—all of which help your body perform at its best.


2. Almonds

Almonds are another excellent source of magnesium, as well as being high in calcium and tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps your body produce serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel calm and relaxed. Eat a small handful of almonds before bedtime, and you should be able to fall asleep more easily.


If you're looking for other foods high in magnesium, eat plenty of dark chocolate, avocado, pumpkin seeds, nuts, beans, and whole grains.


3. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has long been used as a natural remedy for better sleep. It contains compounds that have a soothing

effect on the body, and it's also caffeine-free, so it won't keep you awake at night. Drink a cup of chamomile tea an hour or two before bedtime.




4. Oats

Oats are rich in magnesium and potassium, two minerals that play a role in muscle relaxation. Oats also contain high levels of melatonin, making them an ideal food for promoting sleepiness before bedtime.




5. Cherries

Cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate your sleep cycle. Eat a handful of cherries before bed, or drink cherry juice or tea.

In addition to these nutritional benefits, avocados have been found to improve skin conditions like acne because they're packed with antioxidants called polyphenols that protect against damage from free radicals.

6. Popcorn

Popcorn may not be the first food you think of when it comes to sleep aids, but it contains small amounts of magnesium and tryptophan—an amino acid that promotes relaxation and drowsiness. So, if you're looking for a late-night snack to help you sleep better, reach for a small bowl of homemade popcorn.


7. Turkey

Turkey is also a good source of tryptophan. It's also a good source of protein, which can help promote muscle growth and repair while you sleep. Other sources of tryptophan include chicken, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds. You can also find tryptophan in some fruits and vegetables like bananas, pineapple, spinach, and pumpkin.


There are a variety of foods that can help promote better sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping through the night, try incorporating some of these foods into your diet.


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Cappuccino Mousse


Ingredients

15 whole cinnamon graham crackers

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

3 packages (3.9 ounces each ) instant chocolate pudding mix

2 tablespoons of ORGANO Café Latte

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2-1/2 cups of 2% milk

1 cup of ORGANO Gourmet Black Coffee or King of Coffee Dissolved

8 cups sweetened whipped cream

Arrange half of the crackers in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, pudding mix, Café Latte powder, and cinnamon. Add the milk and dissolved coffee gradually to the mix until smooth. Incorporate 4 cups of the whipped cream.


Spread half of the filling mixture over the crackers. Put another layer of crackers over it and top with the remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate, covered, for 8 hours or overnight.

Enjoy!

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