Vegetables That Can Help With Insomnia
In this article, I will continue on with the mini-series about insomnia and how to deal with insomnia via nutritional means.
Having previously written an article titled fruits that can help with insomnia, I will be calling this one vegetables that can help with insomnia as I continue the theme of Foods that can help with insomnia.
By the end of this article, you should be well versed on what vegetables can help you to get good quality shut-eye.
Vegetables That Can Help With Insomnia
There are many vegetables that can help us with insomnia, some of which I am going to mention in the following paragraphs, however for reference to the nutrients, you can check out the articles Insomnia and vitamins, and minerals and insomnia for further reference.
More often than not you will hear me mentioning the benefits of the dark leafy greens but how about giving the light leafy greens a little bit of the limelight.
Lettuce is good for insomnia and sleeplessness due to the fact that it contains something that has sedative properties called lactucarium which has a similar effect on the brain to that of opium.
Having a little salad with your dinner or as a late-night snack before bed is only going to assist the sleep process.
Alternatively, you can try a little known, concoction by boiling 4 or 5 regular or large sized lettuce leaves in a glass of water for a quarter of an hour and then adding in 2 mint sprigs and enjoy sipping slowing before bedtime.
Very well known as a superfood, but little known for its quality to help you catch some Zzzzzz. Kale is high in calcium, which is often missing or low in poor quality sleepers and insomniacs bodies.
Calcium helps our grey matter, the brain, to use tryptophan to manufacture melatonin.
Popeye’s favourite, really good for a quality night’s sleep due to containing calcium and iron, which is another mineral often lacking in an insomniacs diet. What’s more this dark leafy green actually contains tryptophan which helps us get some sleep.
Spinach is also very good at helping us to increase our testosterone levels making it an essential and integral part of an erectile dysfunction busting diet.
Remember “get your T-levels high and you’ll get some shut eye”
I have written an article explaining the relationship between testosterone and sleep.
Delicious, who does n’t enjoy this gold coloured delicious food. sweetcorn is a natural source of melatonin, I am sure you will agree that it is far better to get melatonin via a natural means than a chemically manufactured version of the real deal.
Can be eaten on its own or added to a number of recipes such as tuna and sweetcorn, a delicious sandwich filling, or a something that can be mixed with Italian pasta.
Tuna, in also great for helping us to get some sleep.
Technically a fruit. As my mother say’s “culinary intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit but putting it in a salad”
Like sweet corn above, tomatoes are a natural source of melatonin and it is much better if you don’t sway from nature’s way!
Contains Lycopene, a substance that gives food their reddish colour and is good for erectile dysfunction due to being a powerful antioxidant and its ability to widen the blood vessels down there.
The sex vegetable, great for increasing testosterone levels and sperm motility. High in Zinc and Iron. Also, a great source of tryptophan which will help the body to produce melatonin, which in turn help the sleepless to get what they need, sleep!
As you can see a salad at night might just be an insomniac’s delight!
That concludes this article about vegetables that can help with insomnia.
If you would like to supplement your diet with organic vitamins to make sure that you are getting enough of all the right nutrients in your diet to help you with your erectile dysfunction and/or insomnia you can check out my article on what I feel are the best organic vitamins available.
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Ciao for now,
And remember a salad a night, an insomniac’s delight!