How Plant-Based Sleep Aids Can Help You Get Better Rest

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Playing Plant-Based Sleep Aids to Add to Your Sleep Routine

The Doctors are joined by chef and nutritionist Serena Poon to share plant-based foods that may help you sleep better.

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For a soothing sleep (which Dr. Ian Smith notes is so important for the immune system) Serena says passionflower tea can help slow down the brain and calm you down. She suggests enjoying a cup of tea before bed.

- Try this passionflower tea which is all-natural and also claims to help with headaches and cramps

She also says Tulsi tea, which is native to India, is believed to help soothe anxiety. The nutritionist says you can combine both types of tea.

- Enjoy this box of 100 Tulsi tea bags, which claims to help your body with stress and aid your immune system

For a natural form of melatonin, she suggests drinking tart cherry juice, which also contains tryptophan and may even possibly help soothe muscle soreness. She suggests getting a tart cherry juice that does not have extra added sugar.

- This tart cherry juice is naturally sweetened and says it will help with sleep, immunity, and muscle recovery

And to start your day off right with plenty of healthy veggies, check out Serena's recipe for her Morning Vegetable Hash, which she says can help your immune system.

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