How can your diet help you sleep?
Sleep is the body’s recovery phase of the day. This is when muscles can repair, the brain can recharge, and other benefits occur within the body. Food and sleep go hand in hand. Getting good sleep is incredibly important for your overall health. Sleep is the body’s recovery phase of the day. What you eat and drink can have a dramatic effect on your sleep patterns but there are many strategies you can use to promote good sleep, including making changes to your diet, as some foods have sleep-promoting properties. If we have insomnia, we may find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep or have interrupted sleep. Hormonal changes can wreak havoc on sleep and effect your sleeping habits. Insufficient sleep causes us to seek out high-calorie foods the next day. Certain foods contain amino acid called tryptophan that causes sleepiness which increases the production of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin.
This one day medicinal cookery class incorporates certain foods that will improve your sleeping pattern and quality of sleep, containing rich amounts of melatonin and serotonin into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way. You will learn what ingredients can relax your body, and foods that are sleep promoters. At KitchenJoy we will offer guidance and tips to help you choose healthier options.
You will learn to cook a wide range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients. You will discover the medicinal benefits of selected herbs and spices with an explanation of the importance of certain nutrient groups.
Sample recipes include:
- Kiwi & tart cherry juice almond milk smoothie
- Walnut, spinach & citrus salad with salmon
- Turkey burgers with greek yoghurt coleslaw
- Banana & cardamom cake
Our hands-on cookery classes at KitchenJoy's Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the KitchenJoy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.
Courses max 8 persons
Dates Thursday 28th June 2018; Thursday 19th July 2018; Monday 24th September 2018; Tuesday 23rd October 2018; Monday 5th November 2018
Timings 7 pm - 9.30 pm