Foods That Help You Sleep Better

Posted by Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern

 

 

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Most of us do for some reason or the other, whether it is worries, too much screen time, insomnia, or other reasons. Fortunately there are some foods that you can be eating throughout the day that help you get a good night’s rest once you hit the hay. This article by the Huff Post outlines what to look for in foods that will help you sleep better, as well as knowledge and suggestions given by experts.

 

Beverages and Foods to Drink/Eat for Better Sleep:

 

Foods with Melatonin

  • Almonds and Nuts
  • Tart Cherries
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Goji Berries

 

Foods with Tryptophan

  • Turkey
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese

 

Foods with Magnesium

  • Leafy Greens
  • Almonds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Flax Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds

 

Whole Foods

  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Eggs
  • Toasted Nuts
  • Whole Grain Porridge
  • Salmon
  • Tofu

 

Drinks with No Caffeine

  • Golden Milk
  • Chamomile Tea

 

Avoid alcohol and caffeine six hours before bed and limit spicy foods.

 

Remember to check out Fill Your Plate for more recipes with these foods!

 

 

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Fill Your Plate’s Collection of Valentine’s Day Articles

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern

 

 

Over the years, Fill Your Plate has had the opportunity to write several articles about holidays, Valentine’s Day being one of them! Click on the links below to find out more about these topics.

 

Valentine’s Day

9 Great Ways to Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day

Show Your Love with the Cupid’s Diet for Valentine’s Day

Valentine Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is Good for the Heart

 

American Heart Month

“It’s a tradition that’s over half a century strong. The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. Since then, the president has annually declared February American Heart Month,” according to the American Heart Association.

 

Fill Your Plate Articles:

 

Arizona Wheat Can Improve Your Heart Health

Keep Your Heart Healthy by Eating on Time

Eating Red for Your Heart

Coconut Oil: Good for Your Hair, Not for Your Heart

The Fill Your Plate Blog is Pouring its Heart into Healthy Eating

Olive Oil is Good for Your Heart

The Mediterranean Diet: Heart Healthy and Delicious

Eat for Your Heart’s Health on World Heart Day

9 Ways to Help Protect Your Heart Health

Two Small Steps to a Heart Healthier Diet

Support Women’s Heart Health: National Wear Red Day, February 1

Celebrate Heart Health this February

 

Find more delicious recipes and articles about food on Fill Your Plate’s recipe database and blog!

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Fun Facts About Pistachios

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern

 

Pistachios are a delicious snack with many health benefits and nutrients. Check out these fun facts about pistachios before tuning in to our segment with Rosie on the House at 8 am, Saturday, February 6th!

 

  1. Arizona is the second leading pistachio producing state in the US.
  2. February 26th is National Pistachio Day.
  3. Pistachios have 6 grams of protein in one serving.
  4. Most of our state’s pistachios are grown in southeast Arizona.
  5. The United States imported pistachios trees in 1854, but in the 1930’s is when they started being used in California as an experimental way to make money.
  6. Pistachios are the only nut that is green.
  7. Pistachios are technically seeds, not nuts.
  8. Pistachios are a seed that grows inside a type of fruit called a drupe. Cherries also fall into the drupe category.
  9. These nuts are good for your heart.
  10. Pistachios do very well in rocky soil, abundant sunshine, and warm weather, making Arizona and ideal place for them to grow.
  11. On the opposite end, pistachios do not grow well in humid weather.
  12. Pistachios originated in the Middle East.
  13. The seed’s green color comes from a plant-originated element called chlorophyll.
  14. The USDA states that pistachios have “more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients” (10 Surprising Facts About Pistachios).

 

Buy pistachios directly from our farmers at Cochise Groves, LLC or Fistiki Farms Arizona Pistachios. Find the links to their websites here.

 

More articles about pistachios:

New Study Reveals the Big Contribution Tree Nuts Make in Arizona

Arizona Pistachios: A Healthy Nut!

Arizona and California Expecting Record Pistachio Harvest

Arizona’s Pistachio Story

Meet Arizona Agriculture’s Graham Family

 

Sources:

10 Surprising Facts About Pistachios

Celebrate National Pistachio Day

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How to Support Arizona Ranchers

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern

 

 

Arizona ranchers were also affected by the pandemic. Similar to farmers who do farmers markets, ranchers also sell their meat directly to customers, fresh and unprocessed by grocery store suppliers. Here are some of the ranchers you can buy from, as well as other ways you can support Arizona ranchers!

To learn how much of our agriculture product is local, see our “Loco about Local” Video.

 

Buy Meat and Eggs From Arizona Ranchers

 

Chicken

JH Grass Fed

M Triangle Ranch

San Ysidro Farm

The Micro Farm Project

Together Farms LLC

Top Knot Farms

 

Beef

This is a longer list, check it out here on Fill Your Plate’s Find A Farm Product feature.

 

Pork

47 Ranch Sky Island Beef

Hopkins Hog Farm

FFA Land Lab

Perkinsville Meat Processing

M Triangle Ranch

San Ysidro Farm

The Meat Shop

 

Eggs

This is a longer list, check it out here on Fill Your Plate’s Find A Farm Product feature.

 

Follow Ranchers on Instagram

You can often find a ranch on social media just by searching for its name, but here are some you can follow on Instagram right now:

 

@justicebrothersranch

@arizonabeef

@milknmore

@danzeisendairy

@hickmanseggs

@azmilkproducers

@thelymanranches

@kerrfamilydairy

 

Refer Your Friends

For all businesses, word of mouth is one of the most effective ways to improve business. If you love the meat, tell your friends and family to go to buy from these ranches, or go with them!

 

Eat at Restaurants That Use Meat From Ranches

Schwenesen Ranch, among others, sells their meat to local restaurants. Find where you can eat out, and learn more about this process here.

 

Don’t know what to do with all these good foods you just picked up? Find recipes for beef, chicken, pork, milk, and eggs on Fill Your Plate’s recipe database!

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Fill Your Plate’s Collection of Heart Health Articles

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern

 

 

Heart health is an important aspect of taking care of yourself, no matter what age you are! Lucky for you, Fill Your Plate has numerous articles on how to keep your heart healthy with certain foods and exercise! Read through these articles and learn about cardiovascular health.

 

Heart Health Articles:

 

Celebrate Heart Health this February

Support Women’s Heart Health: National Wear Red Day, February 1

Two Small Steps to a Heart Healthier Diet

9 Ways to Help Protect Your Heart Health

The Mediterranean Diet: Heart Healthy and Delicious

Olive Oil is Good for Your Heart

The Fill Your Plate Blog is Pouring its Heart into Healthy Eating

Valentine’s Day is Good for the Heart

Coconut Oil: Good for Your Hair, Not for Your Heart

Eating Red for Your Heart

Keep Your Heart Healthy by Eating on Time

Arizona Wheat Can Improve Your Heart Health

Eat for Your Heart’s Health on World Heart Day

 

Find more health related articles on Fill Your Plate’s blog!

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