Is sleeping post-pucker better?
We’ve all heard of the magic reputation of melatonin in managing insomnia. Recent investigations have found that two varieties of tart cherry, Balaton and Montmorency, contain naturally occurring melatonin. According to the results published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Montmorency cherries have about 6 times more melatonin than Balaton cherries, but the amounts were not influenced the orchard of origin or by the time of harvest.
Researchers believe the current findings indicate that consuming tart cherries could be an important source of dietary melatonin. Melatonin is an important regulator of our circadian rhythms or sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin levels are related to how easily you can go to sleep and how long you sleep for.
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