Luckie’s Quick Tips: The “Better Sleep” Juice
Energy and soft drinks (most of which contain high sugar and caffeine content) can stimulate the brain, disrupting high quality sleep. Why do you need high quality sleep?
- Appetite control
- Energy improvement
- Stress relief
- Production of growth hormone for calorie-burning muscle
- Optimal performance during exercise
- Maximum results for race/competitive sporting event
Instead of the usual suspects, try drinking tart cherry juice. Researchers from Louisiana State University found that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day can help you get almost 90 more minutes of sleep a night! Cherry juice contains melatonin and tryptophan, which assist in sleep regulation.
To reduce the risk of sleep-disrupting bathroom runs, avoid drinking beverages just before bedtime.
For optimal fitness results, balance high quality sleep with exercise and healthy nutrition.