What Foods Help You Sleep? | Dr. Neal Barnard on The Exam Room LIVE

The kiwi or kiwifruit is a small, oval-shaped fruit popularly associated with New Zealand even though it is grown in numerous countries. There are both green and gold varieties, but green kiwis are produced in greater numbers.
Kiwifruit possess numerous vitamins and minerals3, most notably vitamins C and E as well as potassium and folate.
Some research has found that eating kiwi can improve sleep4. In a study, people who ate two kiwis one hour before bedtime found that they fell asleep faster, slept more, and had better sleep quality.Several studies have found sleep benefits5 for people who drink tart cherry juice. In one study, people who drank two one-cup servings of tart cherry juice per day were found to have more total sleep time and higher sleep efficiency.
These benefits may come from the fact that tart cherries have been found to have above-average concentrations of melatonin, which is a hormoneA research study found that fatty fish may be a good food for better sleep8. The study over a period of months found that people who ate salmon three times per week had better overall sleep as well as improved daytime functioning. that helps regulate circadian rhythm and promote healthy sleep. Tart cherries may also have an antioxidant effect that is conducive to sleep.
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/nutrition/food-and-drink-promote-good-nights-sleep

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