Brinner is a meal consisting of a fusion of breakfast (one’s first meal upon awakening) and dinner. We know right. Shocking.
Research says we should all be eating foods more likely associated with breakfast before bed – brinner, anyone? Who’s with us.
If you are going to eat something before bed, fruit is one of the better choices you could make.” Fruits are low in calories, high in fibre, and a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating fruit is also associated with lower body weight and a lower risk of weight gain.
Although generally considered an energy-boosting food, bananas are rich in magnesium which relaxes muscles and they also contain serotonin and melatonin, which encourage sleep.
Known as a great source of healthy fats, almonds are also bursting with tryptophan and magnesium, “which both help to naturally reduce muscle and nerve function while also steadying your heart rhythm,” according to Margo.
Just one teaspoon of honey is enough to stimulate the release of melatonin in the brain and shut off orexin (which keeps us alert), thus helping you to wind down.
As well as being yet another food rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids which promote sleep-inducing melatonin, oats encourage insulin production and naturally raise blood sugar.
One of the most famous sources of tryptophan, turkey is also a great source of protein and will make you feel full. And sleep deep.