You don’t have to make the same old boring dinner every night to get you in the mood for bedtime. In fact, if it’s more restful sleep you’re after, you can switch up mealtime and enjoy some delicious foods.
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Certain dinner ingredients can actually trigger a sleep response (and you’ll likely dream of these delicious meals all night). That being said, here are five dinner foods that will high five your taste buds while helping you get into rest mode…
Yes, this delicious crustacean is listed by Reader’s Digest as one of the best dinner foods to relax with. The key to sleep with lobster (and shrimp) is the tryptophan content, an amino acid that’s found in different concentrations and in all foods with protein.
Tryptophan is associated with serotonin, a feel-good hormone released by the brain. Tryptophan actually helps produce serotonin, which can lead to feelings of calmness and relaxation (not enough serotonin can lead to depression).