This One Vegan Food Helps End Insomnia
If you're looking for a natural remedy to help you sleep, you may have to look no further than your produce aisle. The mighty multi-tasking mango measures up as the perfect natural sleep-aid.
Each night millions of Americans struggle with an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. About 10% of U.S. adults have a chronic insomnia disorder. An estimated 50-70 million US adults deal with sleep or wakefulness disorder.
Insomnia can have a negative impact on your day-to-day life, health, food choices, and quality of performance. Not surprisingly, one https://academic.oup.com/sleep/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=28247 study estimated that one employee with insomnia loses approximately eight days of work performance every year. For the entire U.S. workforce, this adds up to an estimated $63 billion in lost work performance annually due to insomnia.
Insomnia In America Is Worsening
No doubt the Standard American Diet is in large part responsible for our nation’s increasing bouts of insomnia year after year. Many ineffective treatments have included cognitive behavioral therapy and sleep medications, but none of these measure up to eating a mango or two before bedtime.
The Multi-tasking Mango
A study published in the Pharmacognosy Review found that the mango is a mighty multi-tasker. The research found that mangos have antidiabetic, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, cardiotonic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory properties. Various effects like antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic, antiparasitic, antitumor, anti-HIV, anti-bone resorption, antispasmodic, antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, antiallergic, immunomodulation, hypolipidemic, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, gastroprotective have also been studied. The studies are very encouraging indicating this herb should be studied more extensively to reveal other potential therapeutic effects.
Mangos Can Help You Sleep
“Mangoes contain a significant amount of pyridoxine (B-6) which is vital for the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Pyridoxine is also essential in maintaining hormonal balance and proper immune function as well as for helping the body break down sugars, fats and proteins. Mangos are thought to help prevent insomnia and provide for a better nights sleep. In some countries, mangos are eaten right before bed as a natural sleep aid,” according to Anthony William, author of the NY Times Best Seller, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.
Mangos Can End Insomnia
A 2005 study of people with chronic insomnia found that certain foods worked just as well supplements. After three weeks, those who ate foods with high amounts of tryptophan with carbohydrates had improvements on all measures of sleep. What is more, the food worked just as well as the supplements. Mango packs the perfect blend of tryptophan with carbohydrates and could be a much-needed catalyst to ensuring better sleep. Additionally, mangos provide glucose to the brain and nervous system helping these systems of the body to function optimally.
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