Eating a high-protein meal without accompanying carbohydrates may keep you awake, since protein-rich foods also contain the amino acid, tyrosine, which perks up the brain
These are foods high in the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan:
Dairy products: cottage cheese, cheese, Seafood Meats Poultry Whole grains Beans Rice Hummus, Lentils. Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Eggs, Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
Cottage cheese if low in fat and high in protein. One cup of low fat (1%) cottage cheese contains 163 calories, 28 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat.
Since cottage cheese is high in casein protein it is the perfect food to consume before bed. Casein digests more slowly than other types of protein and hence can supply the muscles with a steady stream of amino acids while the body is alseep
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Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 9/12/2012 (05:42)