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Ice creams that help you sleep better

The dessert that stimulate the sleep cycle

The origin of ice cream is very old. In Italy they argue that the ancient Romans are the inventors of the “sorbet”, for which they used ice, fruits and honey. In the East they point out that the Chinese, many centuries before Jesus Christ, mixed the snow of the mountains with honey and fruits.

It is also said that in the court of Alexander the Great they burried amphoras with fruits and honey in the snow to preserve them and ate them frozen.

The proven historical record is from the year 1660, when the Italian Procopio invented a machine that mixed fruits, sugar and ice, with which an ice cream was obtained, similar to what we know today. Procopio opened in Paris the “Café Procope” where in addition to coffee ice cream was served and thus popularized.

Night Food icecream
Night Food icecream

For many years Italian ice cream makers jealously guarded the secret of preparing ice cream, although as street vendors they distributed it throughout Europe.

In the 18th century, ice cream recipes began to be included in cookbooks.

Recently, a group of experts has developed the Nightfood brand, creating a pleasant ice cream for sleep eliminating harmful ingredients, such as caffeine and sugars. Its formulas include ingredients such as glycine, magnesium citrate, calcium citrate and zinc citrate, which scientifically help improve sleep quality.

Currently, eight flavors have been developed with names that refer to the night: Full Moon Vanilla, Midnight Chocolate, After Dinner Mint Chip, Cold Brew Decaf, Cookies n ’Dreams, Milk and Cookie Dough, Cherry Eclipse and Bed and Breakfast.

The taste of Cherry Eclipse contains a type of cherry that is naturally high in melatonin (hormone involved in the sleep process), while for Midnight Chocolate they use Chocamine instead of normal chocolate. This ingredient comes from cocoa but does not contain caffeine, so it could be less harmful to sleep than normal ice cream.

Usually, ice cream is full of ingredients that can interrupt sleep. According to a study by the University of California, San Francisco, the consumption of sugar at night and even during the day is related to lack of sleep, and most ice cream tends to have a large amount of sugar.

For its part, this ice cream does not necessarily have the effect of a sleeping pill, but it does help make it easier to sleep, compared to a traditional ice cream. Now people have an option to consume something healthier and less likely to disturb sleep.

Nothing in excess, everything in moderation. Eating and sleeping, first being the biggest pleasures of the man, furthermore are on the top of the most important habits to be able to have good health.

Make it a perfect meal with our Wellington Turkeyhere you can find the step by step recipe.

End this amazing meal with a Browny of Caramel and Toffee Sauceclick here to see the complete recipe.

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Autor del artículo
Manu Balanzino
Chef, sumiller y asesor gastronómico. Experto en gestión de Alimentos y Bebidas en el sector de la Hostelería, se encuentra inmerso en labores de asesoramiento a restaurantes en el desarrollo de cartas, vinos, destilados y control de costes. A su vez, asesora a numerosas marcas del sector agroalimentario. Su formación en el sector Servicios comienza en la Escuela de Hostelería de Benalmádena, para posteriormente ampliar sus conocimientos, cursando la "Diplomatura en Gestión de Alimentos y Bebidas" en CIOMijas, y el "Certificado Profesional de Sommelier Internacional" por ESHOB. Manu Balanzino es un apasionado del mundo de la comunicación, y ha fundado el periódico digital de gastronomía, The Gourmet Journal, una publicación referencial del ámbito gastronómico la cual dirige. Además, es colaborador experto en gastronomía en revistas especializadas como Andalucía de Viaje, El Gourmet (AMC Networks International Latin America) y Diario Sur. En radio, conduce el programa "Momentos Gourmets" en COPE y en televisión, colabora en Canal Cocina, RTV Marbella y Fuengirola TV.

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