Dr Oz did a segment called Foods to Help You Snooze. If you are tossing and turning all night, a change in your diet could help you sleep better – hence, Doctor Oz’s list of foods that help you snooze like Chia Seeds, Wheat Germ, and Valerian Root Tea.
Dr Oz: Chia Seeds for Sleep
Dr Oz said that Chia Seeds are high in tryptophan, which is the same thing that makes you sleepy after eating turkey. Remember the Chia Pets? Well, Chia Seeds are the same seeds used in Chia Pets! You only need to consume two ounces of Chia Seeds at least three hours before your bedtime. Dr Oz said that you can eat them on salads or find other creative ways to integrate them into your food. Recently, one of my friends made the most delicious pudding out of Chia Seeds. It tasted almost like a tapioca pudding but it was a Chia Seed Pudding. If anyone is interested in the recipe, let me know (by leaving a comment below) and I will ask her for it – it was delicious!
Dr Oz: Wheat Germ For Sleep
Dr Oz said that wheat germ is high in vitamin B6 which helps to relieve stress and anxiety. You need just one teaspoon of wheat germ and you can sprinkle it on top of a yogurt parfait or cereal.
Dr Oz: Valerian Tea for Sleep
Dr Oz said that Valerian Root Tea has been used as a sleep aid for many centuries because of a natural compound found in it that promotes good sleep. Valerian Tea is a natural sedative. Dr Oz said that this is the only food on this list that you do not have to have 3 hours before you go to bed!