Healthy Goodnight Fruit Gummies

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From my post on how to sleep better.

Healthy Cherry Gummies

Tart cherry juice

is nature's own sleep-inducer as it has a significantly high concentration of melatonin and can be used as natural sleep remedy and pain killer. A study published in the European Journal of Medicine i 2012 shows that tart cherry juice can improve the quality of your sleep, your sleep duration, and help reduce the need for daytime napping. The research team found that adults who drank two 1-ounce servings of tart cherry juice per day experienced a demonstrable increase in sleep efficiency as well as a 39-minute increase in average sleep duration.

Note that sweet cherries have 50 times less melatonin than tart ones; dried cherries appear to have none.

Honey and salt:

Taking ½ tsp. raw (unpasteurized) honey with a little sprinkle salt helps sleep hormone production. Salt can help lower cortisol levels and balance blood sugar levels, which is what you want at night for restful sleep. Natural sugars can help by elevating insulin slightly, which helps lower cortisol

Glycine:

Glycine is an amino acid - one of 20 used to make proteins in the human body. 3g of glycine an hour prior to sleep is able to increase sleep quality and improve self-reports of fatigue and well being the next day due to better sleep. I get my glycine from the marine collagen powder and this gelatine powder.  It’s an American brand, and the cleanest I've been able to find. Most protein powders contain large amounts of glycine though, so if you don't have patience with the European customs barriers, then these Nuzest protein products are also very clean, with no artificial sweeteners, and has really good taste.

Goodnight Fruit Gummies - Recipe.

This recipe combines honey, salt, glycine, and cherry juice and is a perfect evening snack. You can give one to your child at night too. My own grown-up son loves them.

Ingredients:

This recipe combines honey, salt, glycine, and cherry juice and is a perfect evening snack. You can give one to your child at night too. My own grown-up son loves them.

  • 2 cups tart cherry juice
  • ½ cup gelatin powder
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • Salt to sprinkle on top (optional)
  • 1 tsp Vitamin C powder (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, slowly mix the gelatin powder into the juice.
  2. Turn on low heat and stir as it begins to warm.
  3. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and gelatin has dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and mix honey into the juice
  5. Add Vitamin C if using.
  6. Pour into silicon molds or a glass baking dish that has been greased with coconut oil.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to harden and remove from molds.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long,,,)


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SnacksHanne Robinson