Pinning foods to specific times of the day or even night brings out some of their important qualities, health benefits, and side effects, this is one of the reasons why we have top choice breakfast foods that aren't considered for dinner and vice versa. Some snacks and fruits are better eaten at night rather than in the morning as they help improve our sleep as a result of the nutrients they contain.
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Still talking about foods that can be eaten at night, the food to be talked about today is a fruit, banana. Banana is botanically classified as a berry, it is usually firm and with a sweet taste, making it a popular choice for many people.
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Eating bananas at night has its effects on us and I'd let you know about them after listing the key nutrients that the berry fruit contains. The nutrients in bananas include;
√ Vitamin C
√ Vitamin B6
These nutrients are contained in bananas, and I hope you can already spot the ones that help us sleep better at night.
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The effects of eating bananas before going to bed at night are mainly positive and support good sleep, as such they are talked about below.
Eating bananas at night helps you have a better sleep quality, this is accomplished by nutrients of banana such as magnesium, tryptophan, and potassium, starting with magnesium, the nutrient works to promote good sleep quality by maintaining a stable circadian cycle.
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The circadian cycle is the internal body clock that works to provide adequate sleep time as well as wakefulness periods. Also, melatonin which is produced during the sleep cycle, and aids healthy sleep patterns by reducing how long you take to fall asleep and increasing your sleep time is better produced when about 500mg of magnesium is taken it, meanwhile banana contains magnesium.
Tryptophan does a job that is similar to that of magnesium in terms of helping increase sleep hours and reducing the time we take before sleeping, tryptophan does this by producing serotonin which is the precursor of melatonin (sleep hormone).
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For people with high blood pressure, low potassium levels in your body can disturb their sleep, also, muscle cramping at night is reduced by potassium thereby promoting better sleep. Banana also aids digestion and promotes fullness at night helping you sleep better.
The bottom line of the whole matter is that bananas have effects on our sleep when we eat them at night, and these effects are mostly positive.
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