Eat some flax before going to bed, and it will help your body’s cells regenerate. That’s what self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, ultravagabond, and author Tim Ferriss tells readers of his blog. I have to thank Lindsey, a co-worker at the Rural Learning Center, for sharing this information because I found a ton of good advice in Tim’s post about health and sleeping.
Tim recommends consuming a mini snack of 150-250 calories before going to bed as a way of filling your tank with enough energy so that you don’t wake up energy deprived. And flax — or should I say flax oil — is his snack of choice because it helps ones cells repair themselves during sleep. Guess that’s what beauty sleep is all about.
As for the taste of flax oil, Tim’s apparently not into it; comparing it to “a mixture of cat urine and asparagus”. That comment prompted two thoughts on my part: First, I like asparagus, but I’m never going to try mixing it with cat urine. And second, does flax oil taste that much worse than ground flax? Maybe Tim has his reasons for consuming flax oil, but I’m sticking to ground flax.
If you are interested in learning more about maximizing your sleep, I’d highly recommend Tim’s post. Its loaded with tips for falling asleep, ranging from taking an ice bath (no thanks) to reading specific types of books.