We’ve long reiterated the importance of sleep and the crucial role it plays in the success of your fast metabolism diet lifestyle. Sleep repairs our body and improves our health, however the challenge lies in maintaining a consistent sleeping schedule.
If you have trouble sleeping early, it’s time we call a friend, and what greater friend to depend on times like this than FOOD! As I told you, food is not your enemy here. If you make peace with food, it can help you heal and restore your body to its optimal condition.
Here are the fast metabolism diet foods you should eat in order to increase your chances for a peaceful slumber.
Fishes such as salmon, tuna, and halibut are rich in vitamin B6. This nutrient is essential in the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that is triggered by darkness. You can try out fish recipes to munch on for dinner.This well help you sleep better.
2. Leafy Green Veggies
Remember when we’re used to drinking dairy milk to entice us to sleep? That is because milk is rich in calcium. If you are calcium-deficient, it is more difficult for you to fall asleep. And since we cannot consume dairy milk, we go for other healthier alternatives!
One of them is consuming leafy green veggies such as kale, collards, and cruciferous veggies. You can also read our complete list of alternative sources for calcium below:
Top 5 Best Food Sources of Calcium in The Fast Metabolism Diet
3. Walnuts and Almonds (Phase 3)
Walnuts, on one hand, are rich in tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that also contributes to the production of serotonin and melatonin. If combined, they enhance and repair your body clock cycle.
Almonds, on the other hand, are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed to improve quality of sleep and is a remedy for headaches.
4. Chickpeas and Hummus (Phase 3)
Both are a good source of tryptophan and melatonin. You can take it as your snacks for Phase 3 and have a delightful, afternoon nap.
5. Cereals (Phase 1 and 3)
Cereals are rich in carbohydrates and when paired with non-dairy milk (such as almonds), it gives you the perfect meal or snack before going on a sleep. What’s more, it is a light meal, so your tummy won’t have a hard time digesting it, it won’t interrupt your body clock cycle.