The ultimate supplement
What if I offered you a supplement with no side effects that could improve your memory, ability to problem solve and capacity to learn? Better yet it enhances muscle building muscle and fat burning. Better yet, yet, it strengthens your immune system and can even help you live longer.
Quite the sell – and I’m sure you’d take it with little hesitation. Interestingly, these are all benefits of sleep!
Many people would probably prefer a good night’s sleep to… well, just about anything! There are few better feelings than conking out as soon as your head hits the pillow and not waking until the bird’s begin chirping in the morning. Heavy, relaxed, and restful. Unfortunately, for some people that might seem like a far-fetched dream (pardon the pun).
However, a simple understanding of the relationship between nutrition and sleep could be all you need to get that much needed shut-eye.
Organs take the wheel!
Certain organs are in charge of certain hours of the day. Therefore, discomfort during these hours could signal an issue with the related organ. For example, between 1am and 3am, when you’re (hopefully) asleep, your liver runs the show. If you frequently find yourself waking up during this time, it could mean your liver is over-burdened. So, rather than focussing on recharging those batteries, your liver takes the body’s attention.
Try including more detoxifying foods such as green cruciferous vegetables, leeks, onions, garlic and root veggies in your diet. Too much to remember? That’s okay, we’ve made it easy - our Green Superblend provides a giant hit of all the detoxifying greens you need, supporting immunity and helping you sleep.
Your vital stores of B vitamins can be used up by stress, illness, and poor-quality sleep. B vitamins are important in energy production and ensuring you consume enough in your diet can limit stress allowing for a more peaceful mind when you sleep. They may also play a role in the production of melatonin. Spirulina powder is bursting with B12, a vitamin that people on a plant-based diet may miss out on.
If you’ve ever had a chocolate craving, this could actually be your body telling you to increase your magnesium intake. So, before you rush off to the shops to grab a chocolate bar, consider cacao powder or hemp protein powder, which are both loaded with magnesium.
These superfoods can help us relax and feel less “wired” after a stressful day whilst reducing tension headaches and muscular cramps.
Further still, magnesium is a crucial mineral in the production of energy as well as over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body – this certainly deserves some respect!
A bedtime routine
A relaxing routine can help you unwind, let go of the stress, and go to sleep with less running through your head. Chill out with a cup of hot cacao and drift away into a restful night’s sleep.