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Eating kiwi before sleeping can improve sleep quality, study says

Eating kiwi before sleeping can improve sleep quality, study says

Having a good quality of sleep is essential to maintaining the health and well-being of the body, so people suffering with insomnia may have mood swings, gain of weight and low immunity. According to data from the World Health Organization, more than 35 million people in Brazil have the problem, most of them female.

However, there are some simple ways to combat insomnia, such as changes in eating habits. According to a study conducted at the Taipei University of Medicine in Taiwan, consumption of kiwifruit can secret a good night's sleep.

Kiwi is an excellent source of nutrients and vitamins such as magnesium, copper, vitamin B6 , niacin, vitamin E, riboflavin, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorus, pectin, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. For a month the researchers analyzed 22 women and two men, 55, who suffered from some sleep disorder. At this time, participants had to eat two kiwis hours before going to bed.

To arrive at this finding, the scientists collected sleep data from volunteers throughout the study period using sleep logs, a standard questionnaire quality of sleep, and wrist watches that measured aspects of sleep quality and quantity.

The results of the analysis were astounding. Ingestion of the fruit made people fall asleep more quickly, with a 35.4% decrease in the time it took them to fall asleep. They also slept more deeply, 28.9% more, with a 42.4% improvement in sleep quality. Overall, total sleep time for individuals taking part in the study increased by 13.4%. However, it was not possible to determine in a specific way why kiwi is a fruit that would induce sleep, but the researchers suspect high levels of antioxidant and serotonin present in the food. New research needs to be done to explore the effects of kiwi on sleep, but this is a rather intriguing start.


See how to adapt the baby's diet to the summer

See how to adapt the baby's diet to the summer

In the summer, the warmth does not give way and your baby, more sensitive, suffers to adapt to the high temperatures. Providing the right nutrition for him is a great way to ensure safety and lots of fun, both for him and for you. To help you with this task, Minha Vida talked with Daniella Camargo, a nutritionist at the Luisa Catoira clinic, who reinforces: "Babies need a healthy diet all year round, but during the summer care needs to increase if the child is out of the exclusive breastfeeding phase.

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Proteste analyzes tapiocas and finds excess sodium and preservatives in some brands

Proteste analyzes tapiocas and finds excess sodium and preservatives in some brands

Tapioca has become known as an alternative for those who do not want to consume gluten. However, you need to be aware of the amount of sodium and preservatives in some brands is what the result of a new analysis carried out by Protest. The test was performed with 15 brands of tapioca manufacturers. According to the analysis, some companies presented significant differences between the sodium information presented in the labels and the actual amount present in the food.

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