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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beauty Tip For Moms - Bed Time Snack

“Sleep is Nature’s sweet restorer. Never forget that it is during sleep, that your mind and nerves re-charge and rebuild themselves. Taking something light to eat or drink at bedtime is the time-honored aid to good sleep. There are some physiological reasons for this. One of them is that food in the stomach sets the digestive processes in action, and the circulatory system automatically sends more blood to the digestive organs and less to the muscles. Almost everyone has had the experience of feeling sleepy after a meal. A great many foods that are part of a wholesome diet contribute to the healthy relaxation of muscle and nerve, but three are especially valuable. These are vitamin B-6, calcium and vitamin D. Foods rich in these are my favorite tranquility foods. Vitamin B-6 appears to be a specific sedative for twitchy nerves. A lack of calcium may be one of the hidden causes of insomnia so try a mug of plain hot milk as a potent tranquilizer at bedtime.” This is the remedy my grandmother used to give us grandkids and we loved it as a comfort bedtime drink with just a little bit of Nestlé’s chocolate…yummm!

~words and instruction from author Gayelord Hauser, beauty and nutrition specialist, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall



Blogger Ixy said...

Haha I don't need a tranquilizer to fall asleep - with a one year old, it's hard to stay awake most of the time! Although chocolate milk sounds good whether you need it or not :)

June 8, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger SWEETMOCHA said...

Awesome!!! Now I don' feel bad about having that bedtime snack ~ Chasing Joy

June 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

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