Sleep Well: What to Eat for Better Sleep
Vitamins and Minerals for Great Sleep
These vitamins and minerals will help you snooze soundly tonight. Eat 'em and sleep:B Vitamins
They improve your body's ability to regulate its use of sleep-inducing tryptophan and produce more system-calming serotonin.
Find Them In: Chicken breast, lean beef, salmon, bananas, potatoes, cereals fortified with B3 or B12Calcium
This natural relaxant has a calming effect on the body's nervous system.
Find It In: Low-fat yogurt, milk, cheese, fortified orange juiceZinc
Deficiency in this mineral has been linked to insomnia.
Find It In: Oysters, beef, Alaska king crab, fortified cerealIron
A lack of this mineral can cause symptoms similar to restless leg syndrome.
Find It In: Oysters, clams, beef tenderloin, dark-meat turkeyCopper
This substance regulates serotonin.
Find It In: Whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes, dark leafy greens
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