Can pistachios help you sleep
Insomnia can be due to many reasons. Such as psychological conditions, illness, improper sleeping habits, certain medications or biological factors. Researchers have recently taken a new look at insomnia and are looking at it as a problem with the brain. Meaning its inability to stop the cycle of awakening. Your brain has a sleep cycle and an awakening cycle when one starts the other stops. Insomnia can be due to a disorder or problem in one of these cycles: staying awake or falling asleep. So first you need to know the cause of your sleep problem. Stay with us to find out the reasons for insomnia and the answer to “can pistachios help you sleep”.
In this post, we carefully study the reason for insomnia, the effect of eating pistachio in it and answer this question that ” Can pistachios help you sleep”.
Pistachio is not only one of the delicious edible nuts, but it is famous for its many health benefits. Pistachio is one of the high nutritional foods whose benefits cover almost all body functions. Although all edible nutrients fall into the category of healthy and nutritious foods, pistachios are distinctive in the body. Because of their full nutritional value and its benefits. Pistachio is one of the most nutrient-rich foods. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids.
Pistachio balances the nervous system. Pistachio benefits significantly from the magnesium content, which helps to balance the nervous system. Accordingly, we can prevent disorders such as anxiety, anger, depression, stress, and insomnia.
Do pistachio nuts really provide as much melatonin as supplements?
A small study in Iran reported extraordinary concentrations of melatonin in locally obtained pistachios — more than 100 to 1,000 times the concentrations reported in other plants and foods by other researchers. However, the results of this study are questionable, as discussed in the Melatonin Supplements Review. Until another laboratory confirms these findings, don’t count on getting significant amounts of melatonin from pistachios.
According to doctors, one of the causes of insomnia is anemia in the body. Pistachio prevents anemia and can, therefore, be a good nutrient for insomnia. Pistachio is an iron-rich food that helps prevent anemia. Following a varied diet as well as consuming vitamin C (citrus fruits, peppers, etc.) is recommended to improve iron absorption. So to answer the question (can pistachios help you sleep), we can say yes it can help.
Another mineral whose deficiency in the body causes insomnia is Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 found in pistachios also has great effects on the nervous system. The messenger molecules, called amines, need amino acids to grow, which rely on vitamin B6 to build them. Also, B6 plays a critical role in the development of myelin, which is the protective covering around nerve fibers that enables optimal messaging between the nerves. Also, vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of serotonin, melatonin, epinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid that enables the transfer of nerve impulses to the nervous system of the body.
Gastrointestinal problems such as reflux also cause insomnia. Pistachio, on the other hand, changes the level of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. So, thereby improves the health of the system. Pistachio has prebiotic properties. Probiotics are non-digestible nutrients such as dietary fiber. They remain in the digestive tract and are used as a food source for intestinal bacteria. Foods with prebiotic properties increase the growth or activity of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Pistachio also contains special chemical compounds that improve the gut microbial balance.
The results showed that pistachio gum significantly reduced the effects of sleepiness. The results of this study indicate that hydroalcoholic extract of pistachio gum has a beneficial effect on facilitating the sleeping process, anti-anxiety and muscle relaxation which may be effective in reducing muscle contractions, insomnia, and anxiety.
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