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Tart Cherries for Insomnia

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Published on Jul 22, 2013

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DESCRIPTION: The melatonin content in certain plant foods such as almonds, raspberries and goji berries may explain the improvement in sleep quality associated with tart cherry consumption

The mention of kiwifruit is in reference to Friday's video of the day Hot Sauce in the Nose for Cluster Headaches? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/hot-s...)

I've previously explored Human Neurotransmitters in Plants (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/human...) in the context of boosting serotonin levels in the brain to improve mood. See:

• The Wrong Way to Boost Serotonin (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-w...)
• A Better Way to Boost Serotonin (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/a-bet...)
• The Best Way to Boost Serotonin (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-b...)

Melatonin may also play a role in cancer prevention. See Melatonin & Breast Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/melat...).

Aren't goji berries really expensive, though? Not if you buy them as lycium berries. Check out my video Are Goji Berries Good for You? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-g...)

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