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The cause of many a post–Christmas lunch coma, turkey is rich in tryptophan, which the body transforms into sleep-promoting melatonin.


High–glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrates like rice deposit their energy quickly into your body, causing an insulin spike and making it easier for your brain to access the tryptophan it needs to fall asleep.


Your mother was right. Rich in tryptophan (and warm memories), a glass of milk before bed can help you slide into the land of nod.


Full of complex carbohydrates, sweet potatoes stimulate our body’s insulin production, which in turn increases the amount

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