Quality sleep is vital for proper body function. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, can trigger a number of health issues including hypertension, depression, sickness, weakness, nervousness or low energy levels throughout the day.
What a good night’s sleep provides is complete body and mind relaxation, improved brain function and increased energy levels for the following day. Poor sleep normally results from an unhealthy diet, inactivity, lack of minerals or anxiety.
Now, most people turn to sleeping pills when insomnia attacks but is that a good solution? Short term it may work, but over the long term, you’re hindering your body’s health and natural abilities.
Sleeping pills have known side effects such as dizziness, constipation, stomach pain, difficulty focusing, memory problems and harm to the central nervous system. You don’t want the side effects that sleeping pills offer, so what can you do? Enter banana cinnamon tea.
Bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium, but what most people don’t know is that the banana peel has even more potassium and magnesium than the banana itself, and it’s often thrown away as trash. Not anymore!
With this simple recipe, you can get the benefits of the potassium and magnesium in the banana peel. Potassium and magnesium are beneficial for the nervous system and are great for relaxing the muscles. In fact, magnesium is the most important mineral for muscle relaxation and can reduce muscle cramps along with other aches and pains.
When you’re stressed guess which mineral is depleted from the body first? you guessed it! magnesium. You need magnesium to cope with stress in order to relax, and fall asleep.
Cinnamon is great because it’s one of the best ways to balance blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are balanced, your hormones can function in a way that allow for better sleep. If your blood sugar levels are off, then you may have energy at night, or be tired during the day.
Utilizing the therapeutic value of the banana, the banana peel and cinnamon combo is a great approach to kicking insomnia and other sleep disorders to the curb — for good.
Here’s the recipe — what you need and the how to:
All You Need is 3 Ingredients:
– 1 organic banana (with peel)
– 1 small pot of water
– A sprinkle of cinnamon (if you’d like)
– Step 1: Simple cut of both ends of the banana (top and bottom)
– Step 2: Put the banana into a pot of bowling water. If the water is spring water or purified in some way, even better!
Boil for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle some cinnamon into the water as well. If you’d like to add some stevia for sweetening, do so. Stevia helps to balance blood sugar levels, and will not spike blood sugar levels before bed.
– Step 3: Add more cinnamon if desired and enjoy!
As another option, you can also peel and eat a boiled banana with cinnamon sprinkled on it the next day if you’d like! (I’d recommend the next day because you don’t want to put food in your gut to digest right before bedtime.)