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      Most Effective Lucid Dream Inducing Foods

      What's worked best for you? And how long do you think that they last for after eating them? (it takes me a while to fall asleep)

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      Well, when I heard that apple juice was a way to induce lucid dreams, I drank about 2 big glasses of it with a couple ice cubes (along with 5 minutes of binauaral beats) just before bed, and that night I had several lucid dreams. Apple juice to me so far has been the most reliable of anything to improve my dreams being vivid and lucid.
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      Dark chocolate. Not for any chemical property, but because I like WBTB more if there's a square of dark chocolate involved.
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      Hmm.... I'm honestly not sure what foods have helped me induce my Lucid Dreams, though I do somewhat believe that the various vegetables--namely onions, broccoli, celery, and (plain) potatoes--for which I've maintained an affinity have had something to do with it. Then again, I could be wrong.

      On another hand, I think my decreased consumptions of food may have played a role in it, too. Though I do have a small meal every now and then, there are many time periods in which I go entire days without eating--I usually have more precise dreams during those phases.

      ...Erm, to be more direct, do one's dreams in general improve when he or she fails to consume a fair amount of food? Thanks in advance.

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      Lemon Tea.
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      In the past I've found that taking B vitamins can help induce very vivid dreams which generally mean good dream recall.

      It doesn't make you become lucid necessarily, but having very vivid dreams is half the battle.

      What I mean by "vivid" I suppose is the difference between say waking in the morning and barely being able to remember you dreams, to remembering quite easily your dreams because they were so strong and vivid.

      When I was first told about this technique I think it was a particular B vitamin, might have been B-12, but I can't remember. However I've had success with taking B Complex just before going to bed. Also it seems to work better if you are lacking in the B vitamins to start with. i.e. If your not already taking them. It doesn't work night after night. At least that's been my experience.
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      What works for me, well it doesn't make me lucid so much as make me have vivid dreams, is banana slices in milk. All I do is cut up a banana into thin slices and put it in some milk. It's like cereal without the cereal lol. I usually have vivid dreams though, but bananas and milk really seem to increase the vividity in my dreams. And hey, it's a healthy snack too!

      I also take a vitamin B-complex sublingual liquid every morning for energy. The one I take is called Spring Valley B-Complex Sublingual Liquid. It contains 20,000% daily value of B-12, 100% value of B-6, and 100% value of B-2 or riboflavin. I really think it's the B-12 that helps with the vividity of my dreams.

      Also, I got some Tropicana apple juice today after reading how apple juice helps some people on here LD, so I'm trying that tonight. I'll post results tomorrow.
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      Peppermint tea works like a charm, 3 nights 3 Ld's. Lets try again.

      Even mixed a little Green tea for a more vivid one.
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      I have some B-complex pills around here somewhere. I could make a Banana Milkshake.
      And have a cup of Cacao Milk.
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      well last night i had a B-Complex pill i had found in my vitamin cabinet (not just a single pill but a whole container of them lol), downed it with a glass of Apple Juice and a banana with it lol. i had no sign of extra lucidity, but i do remember having good dream recall, and maybe a more clear dreams I guess, but I've been having that lately anyways as practice with my dream journal and dream recall. I think I'll try the peppermint tea HelloHiHello suggested and see how that goes.

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      Tried some mint tea like hihello said and i got really good recall but no LD, try again tonight.
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      Recipe?

      Tonight I will prepare for dinner spring rolls.

      I did some research on my own recipe and selected ingredients high in tryptophan and the b vitamins.

      For those of you less familiar with cooking I will start from the very beginning.

      Ingredients:
      Spring Roll Wrapper
      Carrot, Slivered
      Turkey, cooked, cooled and shredded
      Sesame Seed
      Nori Seaweed (or any flat seaweed). cut into 3 inch strips

      If seaweed isnt your gig sub peppermint... I almost feel bad making a spring roll without it. peppermint is perfect for spring rolls.

      Also consider putting some peanut sauce in here somewhere.

      You will also need:
      a dinner plate full of water

      Begin by taking a single wrapper and immersing it in the dinner plate full of water for 10 seconds or until it is limp and slimy.

      place it on a cutting board and arrange on it in this order:
      Seaweed, laid flat
      Cooked and Cooled turkey
      Slivered carrot
      and Sesame Seed

      fold in the out side edges and roll forward like a burrito.

      Place in refrigerator, covered until ready for consumption.

      This is a very tidy little recipe that can be left on a nightstand and eaten in bed with minimum mess and attention.

      I will try and work on a Turkey recipe with an emphasis on dreaming spices. I think that may wind up being a pretty powerful combo. Maybe a slightly altered version of a Tikka Masala I learned how to make recently.

      oh and a tikka masala already looks like it is geared towards dreaming.
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      Impromptu Recipe

      I had this idea on kind of a spur of the moment so I wanted to write it down before I forgot. I havent tried this yet... when I do I will report back and edit it if I must.

      Jamaican Me Sleepy
      Oneironaut Jerk Turkey

      1 medium onion, rough chop
      2 ½ teaspoons Thyme
      2 teaspoons allspice
      2 teaspoons black pepper
      ½ teaspoon cinnamon
      ½ teaspoon cayenne
      ½ teaspoon kosher salt
      ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
      ¼ cup OJ
      1 shot rum
      2 TBSP Brown Sugar
      ½ habanero
      ¼ cup olive oil.

      Blend all ingredients into a soupy mix. Add extra OJ if necessary. Marinade

      2 lbs turkey fillets

      In mixture.

      Grill or bake as you like.

      Serve over Fried Cabbage:

      Shredded cabbage
      Grated or sliced carrot

      Sauté cabbage and carrots in olive oil over medium high heat for about 60 seconds. When you remove from heat immediately sprinkle with lime juice and fresh ground black pepper.

      I eat this dish with rice.
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      I was using green tea extract, should try that again and specifically see if it helps.

      Been high past 4 days so if I remember anything we can say it worked

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      I'll bet green tea could be used to sub water or certain juices.
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      It definately seems to boost my recall if I drink it right before bed. Green tea extract (in pill form) also works fairly well.

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      Our fam like to have "Weenies and Beanies" (Bush's baked beans and hot dogs, cooked together. Enjoy in hot dog buns, slices of bread, or by itself!)

      I had a good helping the first night and had about 2 dreams I could remember. The next day I had left over for dinner and had 3 plates of beans. Had 3 dreams

      (Well, I don't know if they were separate or if it was just one that kept changing)

      I may need to test this a little more, but for me beans may be a good dream inducer for me. I wonder if protein has anything to do with it because there's a thread about peanut butter. Nuts, beans, and eggs are good sources of protein. (though I did see that for PB it may have to do with nicatin?) Maybe foods full of protein have something to do with it?

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      So I tried to have apple juice last night. I had a full glass about 30mins before heading to bed. Also had some Doritoes and a bit of milk before having the AJ

      Maybe I was tired, but SP seemed to be mocing on more rapidly. Vibrations, limbs feeling like they weren't there, sound of my fan would fade out, head had slight outward pressure, head and body felt like they were spinning (no HI spots like usual though), although it did seem like my mind was putting a scene together like the cockpit of a jet... odd. Everytime I started to feel like my head was spinning, I think I focused too much on that even though I was thinking, "I will remember my dreams."

      Well, my first one I don't remember much of. Actually, glad I wrote it down coz I don't rememebr it at all. All I have is, "Some guy handing out free LDs" (lol)

      Then had another, more lengthy dream before waking up to get up

      So seems AJ isn't the best for me? I will come to a conclusion when I finish the AJ jug. Cranberry juice seemed to work better for me with 2 fully recalled dreams and a partial whilst AJ got me a partial and a full recall

      Again, will keep going with AJ until it's gone
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      bananas, I hear they have this chemical in them that contributes to lucid dreams, more vivid dreams.
      I notice my chance of having a lucid dream or vivid dream increase slightly if I eat one before sleep.

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      Sodium increases vividness. Eat lots of salty stuff before bed. Suggestions..

      1. Beef Jerky
      2. Pretzels
      3. Salted Peanuts
      4. Anything else with a high amount of sodium (300mg+)
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      The salt thing worked for me. I drank a mug of salty vegetable broth before bed. I recalled 5 dreams and all of them were vivid. Tonight I will try apple juice.

      Also, I remembered 5 dreams instead of 2, but that might be because I have today off.
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      i just take B6 and sometimes melatonin...usually helps alot.
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      i've notice that eating a clove of garlic before bed increases the number, vividness and overall interestingness of dreams, hence, making them easier to remember...two lucid dreams in the past two nights after garlic....then again, i wonder...with any of these things..the placebo effect...if you think it will make a difference it probably will....

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      this might be a problem if you sleep with a partner who isn't eating garlic, though....
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