Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Foods for pre-bedtime

If you must eat before bedtime, here is a site with recommendations:

"FOODS THAT HELP YOU SLEEP" from "Ask Dr. Sears."
Just a thiumbnail from Dr. Sears' article:

Foods that are high in carbohydrates and calcium, and medium-to-low in protein also make ideal sleep-inducing bedtime snacks. Some examples:
apple pie and ice cream (my favorite)
whole-grain cereal with milk
hazelnuts and tofu
oatmeal and raisin cookies, and a glass of milk
peanut butter sandwich, ground sesame seeds (It takes around one hour for the tryptophan in the foods to reach the brain, so don't wait until right before bedtime to have your snack.)

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