Eat Better, Sleep Tighter
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders, ranging
from insomnia to sleep apnea. Sleep problems can cause
depression, illness, and car accidents, and contribute
to an overall lower level of health and fitness. There
are many things you can do to get a better night’s
sleep, starting with increasing the amount of exercise
you get every day, and eating more fruits and vegetables.
Produce can play an important role in the amount and
quality of sleep you get.
- Try to eat four to nine servings of produce
- Choose beans and leafy greens that are
high in magnesium. Magnesium helps can the nervous
- Eat lettuce! Lettuce contains a substance
called lactur carium that relaxes the nervous system
- Eat bananas. Instead of having a cookie on your
way to bed, grab a banana. This fruit contains trytophan,
an amino acid that is converted into serotonin, which calms
the brain and helps induce sleep.
- Avoid sugary
foods, caffeine, and excessive carbohydrates, which
convert into sugars and lead to a state
A diet rich in Fresh1 produce will keep your heart and
your whole body healthy. Try to eat at least five servings
of fruit or vegetables every day.