The Warm Milk Journal

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Foods that contain calcium and tryptophan promote better sleep


Anything high in calcium is good for promoting sleep; especially for women.

Foods with the amino acid tryptophan which gets converted to serotonin help us to sleep as well.

Some foods to try which are high in calcium and /or tryptophan

  1. milk
  2. cottage cheese
  3. yogurt
  4. hard cheese
  5. turkey
  6. fish
  7. bananas
  8. plantains
  9. dates
  10. avocados
  11. eggplant
  12. walnuts
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April 25, 2010 - Posted by | Recipes, Tips to help insomnia | , , , ,

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