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Insomnia
Foods high in tryptophan, magnesium, and thiamin (vitamin B1) may help to induce sleep. A glass of warm milk with honey, along with a snack of almonds or turkey at bedtime, will make you feel sleepy due to their tryptophan content, which raises levels of serotonin in the brain.

Mega-Recipes
We believe that it's possible to manage and/or improve certain conditions through what you eat. When we create "Mega-Recipes" for an ailment, we strive to include the maximum number of the nutrients that are shown to have benefit for that ailment. We also expect the Mega-Recipe to contain at least 25% of recommended intakes for those nutrients. See the list of recipes that have met our criteria for this ailment.

What You Should Eat & Why

thiamin (vitamin B1)
Thiamin helps convert carbohydrates in food into energy, and it also promotes healthy nerves and enhances mood. Low levels of thiamin have been found in people who suffer from insomnia.
Leading Food Sources of thiamin (vitamin B1): Asparagus, Avocados, Barley, Soy milk, Oats, Rice, white, Wheat, Pasta, wheat, Pork, fresh, Salmon, Brazil nuts, Tuna, Sunflower seeds, Mussels

Date Published: 05/03/2005
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