Bananas: we love them. They are easy to take with you, taste good and are among the most cheerful fruits on earth! Most people usually eat them just before or after their morning workout, as breakfast or just before dinner (as an starter). But did you know that these are not the best moments to eat a banana? Recent research has shown that eating a banana just before you go to sleep is best for your body. A banana is a perfect antidote for sleeplessness, because the amino acid contains tryptophan. This gives your sleep a boost. Want to know other reasons to eat a banana in the evening?
The amino acid helps the body produce serotonin. This substance regulates your sleep and is a natural antidepressant, which also remedies problems such as anxiousness, tiredness, restlessness, irritability and anger.
Besides, eating bananas just before you go to sleep also helps you produce the hormone melatonin. This hormone controls your biological sleep rhythm. By eating 2 bananas a day you will increase the hormone to such an extent that you will fall asleep sooner and continue to sleep.
The yellow fruits are full of potassium and magnesium; these substances relax tense muscles. As a result, you will eventually sleep better. And to be honest: isn’t that what we all want? So from now on, eat a banana before you go to sleep and you will sleep like a log. Not a big eater? Then banana tea is also an option or how about a delicious and healthy banana smoothie before you go to bed?
All of the above has to do with the amino acid tryptophan. This is naturally found in foods such as bananas and is very effective against insomnia. Your body uses tryptophan to produce melatonin and serotonin. These two hormones play a major role in various body functions. Serotonin is needed to regulate your mood. Melatonin is important for your sleep patterns, body temperature regulation and hormone release. When you suffer from a tryptophan deficiency, you may experience insomnia or eventually become depressed.
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