January 2, 2020
👉🏽 2 KIWI 90-120 MINUTES BEFORE BED….
🥝WHAT’S IN KIWI?
Kiwifruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, flavonoids, anthocyanins, and carotenoids, and it contains approximately twice the concentration of SEROTONIN as tomatoes (Feldman, 1985). Serotonin is an end product of L-tryptophan metabolism, which is related to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and its low levels may cause insomnia.
📚 SLEEP STUDY:
Twenty-nine subjects, 5 males and 24 females, 20 to 55 years of age, participated in this study. After 4 weeks of kiwifruit consumption, Total sleep time and sleep efficiency were significantly increased (13.4% and 5.41%, respectively). Waking time after sleep onset, and sleep onset latency were significantly decreased (42.4%, 28.9%, and 35.4%, respectively). Kiwifruit consumption may improve sleep onset, duration, and efficiency in adults with self-reported sleep disturbances (Lin, Tsai, Fang & Liu, 2011).
Kiwi consumption in the time leading up to sleep, can be an advantageous strategy to deploy to improve sleep quality. If you’re paranoid about blood sugar spikes, then it may be wise to pair it with a GDA (DM for more info).
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Photo By: Roman Samokhin
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