Did you know – sleeping five or few hours a night could raise your risk for diabetes? Too little sleep, may overwork the pancreas, which makes insulin. If you have a hard time going to sleep there are three foods that support a good night’s sleep:
1. Who would have ever thought peanut butter which is vitamin B3 (Niacin) helps your body use more of the snooze-inducing brain chemical serotonin. Find niacin in poultry, fish, peanuts, and peanut butter. Just remember to control the portion!
2. Jasmine Rice which is a carbohydrate increases levels of insulin which transports sleep-promoting substances to your brain. The carbs in Jasmine rice have a higher glycemic index, which stimulates a bigger insulin response.
3. And then there is spinach which is bundled with magnesium and other leafy greens. Spinach affects the sensors in the brain that promote sleep.
Everyone has their special bed time story, mine is three (3) ginger cookies with milk and some times minus the milk. But, folks, when you wake up you feel like the door was shut all night – and some times you even dream. And the next morning I tell my mate, we sure had a good time last night because we were on a cruise, a trip to a foreign country, or who knows?