We recently posted a content about 5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat for Breakfast which got about 20,000 views. Here is another 5 foods you shouldn’t eat before going to bed.
Dump the french fries, chicken wings & chips!
Their high-fat content disrupts late night digestion throwing off sleep cycles. Instead… eat grilled chicken chest and baked potato for dinner.
Dump late-night cup of joe!
This one isn’t a shocker, but it bears repeating. “A good night’s sleep requires a specific formula for success, which can vary from person to person. There are, however, certain foods you should avoid to get maximum Z’s, such as caffeine-containing foods or beverages,” Joe says. “Keep your caffeine intake to 200 to 300 mg per day and avoid it close to bedtime.” And don’t forget caffeine isn’t only lurking in your latte: It can also be found in chocolate, energy drinks, soft drinks, and tea
Dump dark chocolate
Yes, it’s healthy for the heart… but the darker the chocolate the more sleep disturbing caffeine it contains. Instead… snack on it for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack!
Dump high-fat foods
Sorry, but a late-night rendezvous with Ben and Jerry could lead to restlessness in the wee hours. “High-fat foods such as chips, fried foods, or ice cream should be avoided before bed,” advises Lisa Moskovitz, RD. “Fat takes a long time to digest which will keep the body awake, or not well-rested, throughout the [digestion] process.”
Skip the sausage at dinner
Cured meats contain an amino acid that produces a brain stimulant which makes you feel more awake. Instead… eat turkey chest or non-cured turkey sausage so you don’t have to count sheep!
5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat Before Bed