At Van’s, we are all about healthy living, and we’ve shared before about the importance of sleep to a healthy mind and body. So we were pretty intrigued to find an article that focuses on foods that help promote healthy sleep. As the piece points out, many reports seem to focus on how sleep affects our lifestyle, but few focus on how our lifestyle affects sleep.
Writing for the Huffington Post, sleep specialist Dr. Michael Breus writes on the importance of certain minerals to healthy sleep: magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Among the most helpful foods for promoting good sleep?
- Leafy greens like spinach and chard and whole grains like brown rice, millet, wheat and oat bran
- Salmon, cod, flounder
- Citrus, especially in juice form
- Lima beans, pinto beans and lentils
Surprisingly, Thanksgiving turkey didn’t make the list . . .