The power of superfoods for sleep

One of the key factors to getting a good night’s sleep is making sure your Nutrition is good. Our Sleep Superfood Blend is not just about the sleepy ingredients, there is so much more involved than this!

The body needs to feel in harmony in order to get that perfect restful night’s sleep. You need to help the body reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, improve your heart health, help detox the liver, boost the immune system and ease your digestion.

Plus, use magical ingredients to help sooth overall anxiety, alleviate stress and boost good mood. In our superfood blend ‘Sleep’ we have a combination of ingredients that can literally do all of these things.

One of the ingredients we have included, and we all probably have in our kitchen is turmeric powder. Turmeric is so famous now as a remedy for a variety of ailments and with good reason too! It has been a primary ingredient in the Ayurvedic medicine of India since ancient times.

Research has proven turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been used in a hot drink for centuries as a remedy for colds, flu, depression, sleep disorders, and many other ailments. Insomnia can be caused by a variety of things, including adrenal fatigue, depression, anxiety, and mental stress.

Often, an underlying toxicity of the liver is at the root of many of these conditions as we are exposed to toxins every day. We can’t eliminate them completely but we can minimize them by avoiding exposure to substances like aluminium, lead, caffeine, acetaminophen and alcohol.

So, the reason we opted for this wonder spice as part of our sleep remedy is because it helps the body in so many ways. Combining this with carrot powder, ginger, cinnamon, lucuma and ashwagandha – this is a powerful blend of sleep enhancing calmness!

So, what foods can help you relax a bit more too?

  1. Fish – Vitamin B6 is abundant in fish, with salmon and halibut having the most. B6 is what makes melatonin - which is normally triggered by being in the dark. By eating fish for dinner, you can give that melatonin a head start - before turning out the lights.

  2. Kale – This leafy green is rich in calcium which is important in making those sleep hormones go to work.

  3. Bananas – They are high in potassium which helps to keep you asleep throughout the night. It also has tryptophan and magnesium which are natural sedatives.

  4. Whole Grains – These grains encourage insulin production that result in tryptophan activity in the brain. They also have magnesium which is said to help you stay asleep. When magnesium levels are too low, you are more likely to wake up during the night.

  5. Honey – Glucose in honey lowers levels of orexin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes you more alert. Honey will put that alertness in reverse.

  6. Nuts – This includes walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. These all boost serotonin levels by having magnesium and tryptophan.