“Sleep” is considered to be an easy escape from the challenges of reality, and makes your energies more grounded as well as balanced. Hence, sleep better to vibe brighter!
We often wonder how much sleep constitutes a good night’s sleep? According to research by experts, an average adult requires about 6 to 8 hours of sleep which contributes to our body’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Well-rested sleep rejuvenates our body cells and replenishes the body's energy-levels to kick-start the day with enthusiasm and creativity. It also boosts our immune system, helps burn calories, strengthens cardio-vascular health, improves mood and increases productivity. Generally, there are ebbs and flows in our regular sleep patterns, yet we strive to improve our sleep cycle primarily by following a rigid exercise regime and incorporating a balanced diet plan of superfood recipes into our daily routine.
Incorporate these superfoods into your regular diet for improving sleep:
1. Chia Seeds:
Chia seeds are one of the best superfoods as they are an excellent source of amino acids, especially tryptophan that is responsible for regulating sleeping patterns by improving mood. Thus, adding chia seeds to chamomile tea, juices and puddings that are consumed right before bed-time, majorly benefits people who suffer insomnia.
Walnuts contain rich nutrient compounds that balance the release of melatonin, serotonin and magnesium which regulate the 'body-clock', hence improving the quality of our sleep cycle.
Almonds are rich in the amounts of melatonin, magnesium and calcium that promote muscle-relaxation as well as act as natural sedatives for better sleep. It's a good idea to grab a handful of almonds before retiring to bed.
4. Pumpkin Seeds:
Pumpkin seeds are another popular nap-inducing superfood that contains tryptophan, magnesium and zinc. These nutrients help our body produce serotonin - a relaxation neurotransmitter that relieves stress and anxiety, promoting peaceful sleep.
5.Quinoa Brown Rice:
Brown rice is a carbohydrate-rich source that helps you sleep faster due to high amounts of sleep-inducing properties including magnesium, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6. These nutritious whole grains have an incredible impact on the overall functioning of a human body. Including superfoods such as our quinoa brown rice for a wholesome meal right before sleeping is highly recommended.
Oatmeal is considered to be a low-fat organic superfood and a natural source of melatonin that improves sleep quality. A warm bowl of milk with oatmeal-rich quinoa muesli is a healthy and yummy choice for dinner.
Bananas are an abundant source of potassium in addition to tryptophan and magnesium. These compounds act as natural muscle relaxants and support the smooth functioning of nerves and muscles in humans. Thus, bananas play a key role in enhancing sleep quality.
8. Dark Chocolate:
Dark chocolate has vital nutrients including calcium, magnesium and theobromine that boosts mood, increases concentration power, fuels energy levels and also improves sleep quality.
Our wide range of superfoods include a variety of edible seeds, nut mixes, breakfast packs among other homegrown products that are nutritionally-rich and palate-pleasing. Add these organic superfoods to your daily diet in order to improve sleeping patterns as well.