Good sleep is the key to health, and insomnia to a host of chronic diseases. But often falling asleep at night turns out to be extremely difficult due to a bunch of reasons – stress, overwork, bad habits, unbalanced diet, lack of physical activity. According to the Russian doctor, a useful nut can help in this case. He says that almonds help to fall asleep easily and sleep well.
Almonds – a cure for insomnia
Dr. Morozov recommends a drink of ground unroasted almonds with water, the so-called almond milk.
One of the reasons almond milk helps you sleep better is that it contains the amino acid tryptophan, which helps make serotonin and melatonin, hormones responsible for regulating sleep and wakefulness. Apart from all this, almond milk also contains a lot of magnesium. It participates in the regulation of the nervous system, has a soothing and relaxing effect on the body, helping to fall asleep faster and improving the quality of sleep.
Scientists: This drink fights stress and insomnia
In this case, the doctor recommends another option – just eat a small handful of almonds before going to bed. Combine with warm milk to ensure a restful and quality sleep.
Avoid drinking black tea and energy drinks in the evening (drink herbal tea with milk instead). It is not recommended to drink sweet carbonated drinks before going to bed, as well as to eat smoked meat and spicy foods with many spices.
Also, according to the doctor, numerous studies have found that almonds help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels, which also has a beneficial effect on health.
Almonds are a storehouse of vitamin E – 37% of the daily dose is contained in one handful of nuts. Vitamin E prevents the oxidation of cholesterol in cells, which provides protection against heart disease and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E is also at the forefront of the means to slow down the aging process. Protects skin cells and prevents the appearance of wrinkles.
Oddly enough, adding almonds to your diet will make you more likely to lose weight, of course, if nuts fit into your caloric intake, the expert added.
Unlike many other foods that claim to protect against cancer, this property of almonds is actually proven. The latest study by the University of Mexico found that regular consumption of these nuts reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer by 2-3 times.
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Important: The information is provided for reference purposes only. Consult a specialist about contraindications and side effects and in no case self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.