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Why You Should Have a Smoothie Before Bed

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We compiled a list of reasons why you should make a bed time smoothie part of your routine.

It’s not uncommon for us to have late night cravings. I’m personally guilty of reaching for desert type foods at the end of the day. It’s been proven that some people suffer from what is called, decision fatigue, a phenomenon that discovered a correlation between the decisions made by parole judges and how recently they took a break. The results are a bit spooky.  Here is a link to the study… http://jamesclear.com/willpower-decision-fatigue. This is why we can talk ourselves into eating something we know we shouldn’t especially in the evening.  

1. Satisfy Your Night Time Cravings shutterstock_169353227

Our bodies are always burning calories, even when we are relatively sedentary. This, combined with the decision fatigue you face all day, can easily derail your heath or fitness goals. Using  Viance Greens Formula to make a bed time smoothie requires no time consuming prep work and no messy clean up, just shake and drink! A convenient and healthy alternative to the typical night time snack can help get you get into a new routine. Pro tip, when it comes to night time smoothies, keep it under 8 oz, you don’t want to spoil a great night of sleep by having to use the bathroom at 3 A.M. 

2. Sleep Inducing Ingredients

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While having a shake made from Greens Formula won’t immediately knock you out like sleeping medications, it will help you enter that relaxed state your mind needed to fall asleep. If you have ever felt sleepy from drinking a tall glass of milk, you are experiencing the sleep inducing effects of magnesium. Magnesium has been proven to combat the negative effects of insomnia, the time it takes to fall asleep, sleep quality and early morning awakening. Each serving of Greens Formula contains 120mg of magnesium. That’s about 30% of your daily value and the perfect amount to help you get a better nights sleep. Greens Formula also contains organic banana powder and banana flakes. A little known fact about bananas is the tryptophan they contain. Thats the same tryptophan that makes you so tired after a turkey dinner.  

3. Health Benefits

shutterstock_155071967Memory and learning are directly effected by sleep and are obviously critical to live an optimal life. Not getting a proper nights sleep will also effect your mood and can alter the way you perceive a situation, this why you can snap at someone when you are tired. “Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies,” says Dr. Michael Twery, a sleep expert at NIH. “It affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.”    

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Sources:

The National Center for Biotechnology Information

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703169/

A resource from the Division of Sleep Medicine at
Harvard Medical School

Produced in partnership with WGBH Educational Foundation

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep/learning-memory

National Institutes of Health

https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2013/feature1


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