No one likes to have a bad night that makes them toss and turn on the bed. Poor sleep has been associated with weight gain, which is why it is recommended to sleep for about 7 to 9 hours each night to reap the benefits of sleep.
However, sleeping for a long duration is not necessarily the same as getting some quality sleep. Your diet before going to bed can also play a large role in ensuring that you sleep better. Listed below are some beverages that you can take at bedtime to help you lose weight
1. Grape juice
Juice may seem to be a little bit off here, because it is not often recommended as a healthy beverage. But you can take a small glass of 100% grape juice before going to bed. This can help you sleep and burn fat. A study shows that insulin secretion at night, resulting from simple carbs (like juice), functions to regulate the body’s circadium rhythms. Another study also found that grapes contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that converts calorie-storing white fat into calorie-burning brown fat. So, if you will take juice at night, opt for grapejuice.
2. Soy protein shake
Soy can be found in its powder form or in milk. It contains isoflavones, protein, and fiber, and is an excellent source of an amino acid known as tryptophan. Tryptophan helps greatly to improve sleep quality by acting as a precursor to drowse inducing mealtonin. It also helps to decrease cortisol levels and helps to fight belly fat.
Kefir is a fermented milk known for its rich source of probiotics. These probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that helps to improve digestion and also absorb vitamins and minerals more effectively. A recent study also shows that it helps to improve sleep and increase exercise performance. It has similar benefits as low-fat yogurt.
4. Cow’s milk
Have you ever wondered why babies go to sleep after they have been given a glass of milk? This is simply because milk has been shown to improve sleep. Milk also contains casein protein that aids in muscle formation and recovery while you sleep, and an increase in muscle mass will help you burn even more calories.
5. Chamomile tea
Chamomile is an extraordinary herb known for its dozing and stomach issue recuperating properties. It helps greatly to increase the body’s level of glycine, a chemical that relaxes muscles and nerves, sending you into a super deep sleep. A German study shows that it helps to reduce levels of depression in the chronically sleep-deprived. It also helps to improve the overall health
The better you sleep, the less cortisol (a stress hormone that boosts hunger) there will be in your system, which makes it easier to lose weight.