Unicorns! Probably something you would’ve seen in your dreams. Dreaming is an involuntary process and many scientists believe that dreams are very important when it comes to developing ideas, ensuring optimal mental, emotional and physical health. The tricky part is that you cannot dream if you’re not in a sound sleep. Insomnia or being unable to sleep on a regular interval is actually a disease and almost 27% of the global population which is nearly 2 billion people, suffer from it. Our daily exposure to the blue light from electronic devices, poor diet, lack of nutrition and stress are the goons that are continuously bashing our circadian rhythms, which regulates the production of melatonin and helps us sleep on time. Dream it achieve it said someone but if you can’t sleep, you can’t dream and you probably won’t be able to achieve anything because you’ll just be too tired and zoned out to do anything.

Even though we live in a world full of problems, we’re smart enough to find solutions to it. If you have trouble sleeping, you can get back on track by just making some changes in your diet. Certain fruits and vegetables are rich in Melatonin, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium, all these vitamins and minerals are clinically proven to induce sound sleep. Less reasons for you to worry about and more reasons for you to start shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, we’ll make it easier for you, tap on the link below and get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered right at your doorstep! Farmers Fresh Zone

Here are some fruits and vegetables that will help you sleep better, dream away!

1. Bananas🍌

By now, we’re sure that there’s nothing a banana can’t do. High in potassium which is a natural muscle relaxer, consuming bananas is said to reduce stress and regulate your sleep-wake cycle, by converting the amino acid tryptophan to serotonin which is a neuro-transmitter that controls melatonin levels in your body. Melatonin is responsible for the body's sleep-wake cycle.

2.  Avocados🥑

Packed full of unsaturated fats, avocados trigger your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical that stimulates the part of your brain that induces sleep. Avocados are a rich source of magnesium which helps you sleep better.

3.  Legumes

Legumes namely beans, kidney beans, lima beans, black beans split peas, chickpeas are full of essential nutrients especially vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid which trigger sleep inducing hormones and help you sleep. Consuming legumes boosts your serotonin level which is also known as relaxing hormone, add legumes to your diet so that you don’t have to count sheep before sleeping!

4. Spinach🥬️

Enriched with the goodness of vitamin B6, magnesium, iron, calcium all of which relax your muscles, trigger your brain to release hormones, ultimately leading to a sound sleep. Sleep like a baby by adding Spinach to your daily diet.

5. Broccoli🥦

Tryptophan is an amino acid that promotes sleep and Broccoli is a rich source of it! Along with many other health benefits of consuming Broccoli, helping you sleep happens to be one of them!

6. Onions

Rich in L-tryptophan, which is an amino acid that is a natural sedative, it lowers sugar levels in your blood which help you sleep which is why onions are excellent for insomnia. The glutamic acid in onions gets converted into glutamine, an amino acid, which binds with Vitamin B6 which helps you sleep better.

7. Corn🌽

Full of good carbs that stimulate insulin which kickstarts your tryptophan production, all of which helps you sleep. Corn is a healthy addition of carbs to your diet and it helps in getting rid of insomnia. Get corny, it’ll help you sleep 😴 .

Reduce stress, improve your memory, maintain your weight and put yourself in a  better mood , these are the few benefits of getting enough sleep and including    these fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can help you get rid of your insomnia.  Let  your body rest in sound sleep and let your  mind wander off dreaming about  all  the good things.

Happy sleeping! 💤