When it comes to our general physical and mental wellbeing, very few things make us feel better than a decent night’s sleep. But if you sometimes find it difficult to nod off, help may be at hand. Studies show that certain foods may help us sleep. Nutritionist, nurse, naturopath and founder of thewellnessgroup.net.au Madeline Calfas takes us through the nutrients that can help us get a decent night’s shut-eye.
Also known as the sleep hormone, melatonin regulates our sleep-wake cycle. While we produce melatonin naturally through our brain’s pineal gland, it can also be found in plenty of foods. Madeline says dairy products, asparagus, corn, olives, poultry, seafood and walnuts are all good sources, as are avocados, bananas, broccoli, legumes and spinach.
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