Do you have trouble falling asleep?
Or are you the type that tosses and turns between the hours of 2-4 am (that's a sign of gut imbalance)? And no matter what sleep app or supplement you try, you just can’t fall back to sleep which creates that morning hangover effect.
Unfortunately when you’re tired you turn to the very things which are known to interrupt your sleep patterns. Items such as coffee, sugar, processed foods, and alcohol. It’s a vicious cycle of “I need energy, I am tired, I need energy, I am tired.”
Your body rejuvenates itself during the sleep cycle. If you want to be more productive, have more endurance, and be in a better mood, then you need to get quality Zzzzz’s!
The gut microbiome supports the way you sleep. So when you’re caught up in the vicious cycle of feeding your gut with processed energy boosters the gut gets confused and produces hormones which directly affect sleep. A balance of the right macronutrients, quality nutrients, and reduced gut stress will help you sleep better.
Sleep Boosting Foods
Fermented foods: Kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut. These foods have beneficial enzymes and several strains of probiotics which are known to support your digestive health.
Vitamin C: Strawberries, sweet peppers, and superfoods such as camu camu berry, acerola cherry
Iron: lentils, spinach, dark chocolate, chickpeas, or you can cook your food in a cast iron skillet to boost the iron content of your meal
Calcium – arugula, dark green leafy vegetables, tahini, sardines, and salmon with bone
Magnesium: Beans, dark greens, nuts, and seeds. Magnesium deficiency affects 48% of Americans. This is caused by stress, coffee, alcohol and not enough nutrients in our diets.
Schedule a Break thru the Gut Rut strategy call with me today to start understanding your reactive foods and how to balance your system to start feeling good. Schedule your session here-> BREAK THRU
Be Gutsy as a Mother,
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