Sleep and Food Part 2 – Bedtime and FAT

Cashew Bacon BrittleHeart healthy fats are a good choice for some nightime eating. “Unsaturated fats will not only boost your heart health but also improve your serotonin levels,” says the Cleveland Clinic. Think avocados, peanut butter and other nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, cashews and pistachios. Almonds, for instance, are full of protein, as well as magnesium, which promotes muscle relaxation. Just be sure to avoid unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats, which reduce serotonin levels and make sleep more elusive. At Lula’s for Lunch…and More! Catering we use lots of nuts – however, we rarely make a “bedtime” delivery 🙂  . Tell us if you have ever used nuts as part of your sleepytime ritual at http://lulasforlunch.com/blog .

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