Our health and mood largely depend on good quality sleep. A good dream can help improve your mental and physical health, and raise the quality and safety of your life.
Sleep is essential for the brain because it helps process the daily activities, and has a beneficial effect on clarity, concentration, and youthfulness.
On the other hand, poor sleep quality can damage your mental and physical well-being. It can lead to a lack of energy, depression, weakness, an increased risk of hypertension, and various diseases. Usually, insomnia is caused by bad habits, unhealthy lifestyle, stress, and lack of minerals in the body.
More recent research shows truly worrying results. Namely, in America alone, 50-70 million people suffer from sleep deprivation, insomnia, and other sleep disorders. This explains why many of us are struggling with a lack of energy and nervousness.
If you struggle with such problems, don’t worry, there’s a natural solution that can help you to finally get some rest.
Most probably, you have eaten bananas many times in your life so far. But, have you ever tried banana peel tea? Or you’re just throwing the banana peels into a garbage can? Do you even know that this ingredient can help you improve your natural sleep-wake cycle?
The banana fruit, and especially its peel, is a rich source of potassium and magnesium, minerals that help improve the quality of sleep. Potassium relaxes the muscles and prepares the body for sleep. One large banana contains 487 mg of potassium. Magnesium also relaxes the muscles, and therefore, it’s very popular as a relaxing mineral. One large banana contains 37 mg of magnesium. Moreover, these minerals help relieve the negative effect of cortisol on the blood vessels and muscles.
Bananas also contain the essential amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin, melatonin, and vitamin B6 in the human body. The serotonin helps transmit signals between the nerve cells and narrows the blood vessels. The melatonin promotes good quality sleep, while the B6 vitamin improves the metabolic process of the human body. When combined together, they help regulate the sleep-wake cycle and improve the sleep quality.
Banana Peel Tea To Improve Sleep Quality
For the preparation of this tea, you need the following:
- Banana peels (from organically grown bananas)
First, let’s prepare the peels.
Collect banana peels for several days, as you eat them. Store the peels into the freezer. When you have enough to fill a small cooking pan, remove them from the freezer and allow them to defrost. The banana peels should turn black.
Next, turn on the oven at the pasteurization program and put in the banana peels. Oven-bake them until dry, for approximately 1 hour.
Put the dry banana peels into a food processor and pulse until you crush them into small pieces. Transfer into an airtight container, and store it in a dark and cool place.
To prepare your good night tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 large tablespoon of the crushed banana peels. Steep for a few minutes, and then strain the tea. Enjoy the tea and dream sweet dreams, like a baby!