It’s known that eating a healthy snack before bed can help in your quality of sleep. But according to dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman in her YouTube series, “You Versus Food,” a banana with peanut butter might be your best choice.
WHY IT WORKS: Bananas help your muscles relax thanks to being high in potassium and magnesium. Nut butters contain tryptophan, a precursor to melatonin (which is known to aid sleep). The carbs in the banana actually make the tryptophan more available to your brain. According to Beckerman, it’s a “sleep aid wonder.”