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Trouble Sleeping and dealing with Anxiety

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A lot has happened since our last post. The new normal has vasty change the way we interact and socialize. Communicating via the internet is what we all rely on now. Staying isolated from society, has made many aware of the importance of checking on your neighbors, family, friends, and believe it or not, we’re probably spending more time with our love ones instead of the hustle and bustle lifestyle. So if there is any positive outlook on what we are doing, it’s the fact that humankind has slowed down and was forced to relax. Even our Planet is doing much better with less pollution and that’s good news for climate change. It seems that self-isolation is reducing the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide in the air. During these times we have no choice but to reflect on what really matters in our lives.  

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There are some major changes happening all around the world. Kids are now homeschooled which can be difficult & stressful for parents to manage. Many may find themselves cooking, meal prepping for several people and less take-out. With all the uncertainty, brings fear and anxiety. Exercise and meditation are all helpful, but here are some more suggestions that can help ease some tension and even help with sleep as well. 

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Poor sleep can contribute to weight gain and even hormonal imbalance. People who get more sleep tend to consume fewer calories too. Brain function can take a negative impact if you’re not getting enough rest, and anxiety can be one of the reasons why you’re not sleeping well. So, you may ask yourself, what is the best solution to this matter besides taking some medication that can just be a temporary fix? 

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Food is nature’s medicine, you have to be consistent with eating the right foods for your dietary purpose. Medicine gives you the results almost immediately. So, you may ask yourself, how can food help a person deal with sleep during this time of practicing social distancing? Well, there many foods you can start implementing or decide to buy, so you can have it ready in your house to make something delicious. Here is just a list of some foods for sleeping. 

Nutritional Highlights For Foods That Can Help With Sleep

  • Whole Grains: is a plant species that are complex and contains tons of nutrients. If you have a sensitivity to gluten or dairy, there could be a chance that whole grains will be difficult for you to digest. Many people are sensitive to wheat or gluten-containing grains, such as Spelt, Rye, Wheat, Kamut, Khorasan, and Barley. All grains and pseudo-grains contain gluten-like proteins called glutelin. And for those that are extremely sensitive (this is an extreme case) to all grains may, in fact, have issues digesting amaranth, buckwheat, and even quinoa. 
  • Leafy Greens: they are extremely important to our everyday life. They help support liver function, blood formation as well as your lungs. Plants contain Chlorophyll which helps absorb energy and light. Adding more greens to your diet can help increase calcium. 
  • Bananas: contain tryptophan which then activates the hormone called serotonin that encourages the body to rest and sleep. They also contain a ton of magnesium and potassium. 

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Side Note: 

Glutelin: is a group of proteins that are considered insoluble and soluble.  

If you don’t know the importance of magnesium you should listen to this PODCAST.

HERE’S A DIY VEGAN BANANA BREAD RECIPE TO HELP PROMOTE SLEEP AND GOOD HEALTH:

CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR RECIPE.  

 

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