Before you open up your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. It’s no secret that food can effect the way we feel and function, but certain foods are just straight brown nosing goodie two shoes! Modern science has confirmed your mother’s classic advice: eat up and you’ll get a boost. So keep reading and get ready to feel better, look better and straight up be better with these power foods.
Problem #1: I can’t sleep!
If you find that night in and night out you are tossing and turning, then a late night morsel may be just what you need. Not eating before bed is a rule you should consider breaking since small snacks that include complex carbohydrates tend to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Need a little more snooze power? Then try sipping on a glass of tart cherry juice. This super fruit is high in melatonin, a hormone that signals the body to go to sleep, so having a swig 30 minutes before bedtime is a great idea too.
Problem #2: I’m an emotional mess!
If you feel like you are on an endless emotional roller coaster start saying no to stress and yes to breakfast. People who eat within an hour or two of waking up have a more even mood throughout the rest of the day,” says Somer. Make that first meal of the day solid ladies by including whole grains to supply glucose for your brain, protein to satisfy hunger and one or two antioxidant-rich fruits or vegetables.