HEALTH & BEAUTY
Natural Sources Of Melatonin That Will
Help You Get Some Sleep
By DONNA PUDELWITTS
Tart Cherries
Tart cherries contain melatonin which helps you feel sleepy and tryptophan which supports your body’s own production of melatonin. A study from the “European Journal of Nutrition” shows that those who received cherry juice spent more time in bed and had longer sleep durations than the placebo group.
Walnuts
Walnuts are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, and melatonin which may help promote better sleep. This nut also contains omega-3s that benefit the pineal gland, which is responsible for melatonin production in the body.
Pistachios
Pistachios can increase melatonin levels to help you achieve better sleep. Pistachios also contain vitamin B6, and studies show that melatonin combined with vitamin B6 helped patients with mild-to-moderate insomnia.
Mushrooms
Mushrooms contain nutrients, antioxidants, and melatonin. Mushrooms have plenty of health benefits like improving the immune system, bone health, and blood pressure while lowering the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
Eggs
Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, but they also contain more melatonin than any animal product on the market. They also contain tryptophan, an essential amino acid that the body uses to naturally produce melatonin.