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Kale Chips

Kale is a leafy green vegetable rich in calcium. Calcium in one of the compounds that helps promote better sleep. Studies have shown that sleeping fewer than eight hours can raise the risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. NUTRITION Per serving: 110 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 6 g fiber; 210 mg sodium; 642 mg potassium.

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Juicing for Better Sleep- Green Smoothie

The calcium in this drink helps promote a better sleep, while giving you many nutrients and vitamins. Not only are you helping your body get a better rest, but you’re eating healthier. You’re body works 24 hours a day, and adding recipes like this into your diet will help you battle heart disease, diabetes, indigestion, help you lose weight, and much more!

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Chickpea Burger

Why Chickpeas? Chickpeas boast Vitamin B6; which your body needs to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness). This burger will be similar to a falafel, but add in brown rice and wheat germ. The pita bread and dab of yogurt add a little Middle Eastern theme to it; but if you want to can take it further you can add some minced garlic and tahini with water and lemon juice!

Banana Bran Muffins

You don’t always need to make a full meal in order to help combat your insomnia. You can always make yourself a little snack to have in the evening. Bananas are an excellent source of tryptophan, which is an amino acid; most famously known to be in turkey. When your body; specifically the liver, absorbs tryptophan it converts it to niacin, or B-3 and 5-HTP.

Seared Salmon with Braised Broccoli

Insomnia can be caused by many different things; and your diet can be one of them. Salmon is an excellent choice to assist in getting a better night’s sleep. Most fish, especially Salmon, Halibut, and Tuna; contain Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is needed by the body to make melatonin (a sleep inducing hormone triggered by darkness). Other B6 rich foods include chickpeas, bananas, and fortified cereals.