Food help you to sleep at night

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Food help you to sleep at night
Food help you to sleep at night - Professor of Physiology, University of Extremadura Carmen Barriga Chrononutrition specialist who advises people with insomnia and it takes them to fall asleep at bedtime drink a glass of warm milk with a spoonful of sugar some cookies.

This formula, says Barriga, is the perfect combination, as both grain and milk are rich in tryptophan, the amino acid responsible in our body to synthesize the hormone melatonin, a substance involved in the induction of sleep.

But it is not the only food that can help you sleep at night. In fact, all foods containing tryptophan, or serotonin and melatonin, are ideal for taking in the evening or at dinner. So, bananas, cherries, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, fish, nuts or berries can help you sleep well and get a more restful sleep. On the contrary, should be avoided in the last hour fruits rich in vitamin C such as oranges or kiwi, drinks like tea or coffee or red meats and sausages rich in thyroxine, “an amino acid precursor of dopamine that catelocaminas and they are what make us stay awake, “says the researcher. Consume these products is recommended in the morning.

Group NeuroinmunofisiologĂ­a and Chrononutrition University of Extremadura has been studying issues Chrononutrition, discipline that handles analyze how certain elements in food to our biological rhythms, particularly the sleep / wake rhythm. Currently focusing on trying through nutrition act on insomnia in the elderly, in which melatonin levels are virtually nonexistent. Parallel, is conducting research in the nutraceutical field for the marketing of a concentrate based on cherry valley jerte with dietary and medicinal product. This compound has preventive and therapeutic properties against insomnia, oxidative stress and depression.

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