September 9, 2020
👉🏽WHEN SHOULD YOU SPLIT THIS OPEN TO EAT…!?
📚INCREASES MELATONIN LEVELS:
Exceptionally high melatonin concentrations (227–233 μg/g) have been found in four different varieties of Pistachio nuts (Pistacia vera L.) (Oladi et al., 2014); they are the highest values reported for any plant organ to date.
Potassium plays a key role in regulating REM sleep and pistachios are a rich source of potassium (Dreher et al., 2012).
Vitamin B6 is an essential co-factor for the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin, and subsequently melatonin. This will also improve sleep. Pistachios are a rich source of B6 (Jones et al., 2011).
Pistachio Nut Consumption Increases Heart Rate Variability (higher = better for health), and Reduces Blood Pressure in Well‐Controlled Type 2 Diabetes: a Randomized Trial (Sander et al., 2014).
Consuming pistachios after dinner, although at least 2 hours away from sleep, may present as a great ‘late night snack’ to help improve your sleep quality!
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