01 Dec Tip 24- Get Some Sleep!
65% of us have a hard time sleeping and holiday stress doesn’t help.
Sleep Zapper: Red meat contains an amino acid called tyrosine; this amino acid helps to energize you and keep you alert. This is great during the day, but not so wonderful when you are trying to sleep. A small serving of red meat at lunch can help you to feel more alert, but skip it at night if you have trouble sleeping.
Sleep Enhancers: Whole grains contain tryptophan. Tryptophan will help to increase your serotonin levels; when your serotonin levels are high, you have a calmer nervous system.
Today’s tip: Try going vegetarian at dinner by eating more veggies combined with brown rice, whole grain pasta or quinoa (pronounced keen-wa). Make sure you eat plenty of veggies with the whole grains or pasta.