Today in our #articleoftheday, Britannica would like to share information about foods to help children sleep and why sleeping is so important. #StayConnected
Why is sleeping good for children?
Sleeping is an essential part of everyone's routine and an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory and overall mental and physical health.
Foods to help children sleep
Although usually categorised within the energy-boosting fruits, bananas contain serotonin and melatonin which make us feel good and encourage sleep.
- Sweet potatoes
Similar to bananas, this high in potassium superfood can help overcome sleep deprivation
Rich in vitamins and minerals, oats are also full of amino acids which improve the production of melatonin.
This natural sweetener helps release of melatonin and reduce orexin.
Quick trick: One teaspoon in their evening milk or cup of tea does the job!
- Cherries, Kiwi, Strawberries
B6 promotes melatonin production into high gear. They are natural sources of melatonin.