5 Foods That Are Making You Sleepy

5 Foods That Are Making You Sleepy

Your Sad Desk Salads

Your Sad Desk Salads
Your Sad Desk Salads
“I worry when a client comes in and says that she just has a salad for lunch,” says Elisabetta Politi, RD, MPH, Nutrition Director at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, North Carolina. Why? Because a salad could just mean a helping of iceberg lettuce, some shaved carrots and Ranch dressing. And loading your bowl with veggies and skimping on protein and carbs means you’re not getting enough calories to power you through the rest of your day.

Sleep Soundly: Oatmeal

Oatmeal
Sleep Soundly: Oatmeal
It may be a favorite for breakfast, but you might want to pair a bowl of oatmeal with some coffee to make it through the day. “Grains in oatmeal trigger insulin production much like whole-grain bread,” says Cynthia Pasquella, CCN, CHLC, CWC. “They raise your blood sugar naturally and make you feel sleepy. Oats are also rich in melatonin, which relaxes the body and helps you fall asleep.”

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