Milk and natural diary products provide a wealth of health benefits. And latest publications on healthy diet issued by prominent health institutions have conformed just that. The fact that milk contains a natural tranquillizer called tryptophan explains why drinking a glass of warm milk before bed is so soothing. This amino acid play role in chemical reactions in our brain which boost that production of serotonin. And serotonin is known to make us comfortable and emotionally balanced. This hormone soothes the nervous system and is very effective against depression and insomnia.
Recently, British scientists looked at how tryptophan affects people who were under stress. The experiment involved about 200 people who ate a morsel of cheese just before going to bed. Cheese is also a diary product and is rich in tryptophan. This cheese therapy went on for several weeks. Follow-up tests showed that 75% of participants got rid of their sleeping problems. It took them 5-10 minutes to fall asleep. Besides, those, who were haunted by nightmares previously, said their dreams became more placid and positive and recalled them willingly. So we’ve got yet another scientific evidence that tryptophan in natural diary products provides enormous benefits for our mental health and help us become quieter and happier, enjoying every minute of our lives.