Yes, going to bed hungry will save you some calories. However, a rumbling stomach will keep you up and this will confuse your metabolism and could potentially promote weight gain. Believe it or not, what you eat before bed (and when you eat it) can have a serious impact on your sleep quality too. So, to help you get the best night sleep Performance Inspired put together a list of foods to avoid eating before bed versus what you can eat before bed to get the best ZZZ’s.
What foods should you eat to get a better night rest?
Why eat Kiwi before bed?
People who eat one Kiwi an hour before bed fall asleep faster. Kiwis are rich antioxidants. Antioxidants help mellow out small irritations and restlessness at bedtime. If you feel like you’re not eating enough antioxidants, you can take Turmeric Curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant. Another reason to eat kiwi is it is loaded with Vitamin C and E.
Why eat cereal before bed?
Thought this was just a breakfast option? Think again! A low-sugar cereal paired with skim milk is a perfect bedtime snack. Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, which serves as a precursor for the hormone serotonin, a sleep-inducing agent. Make sure though you’re having your cereal with skim milk. If you have your cereal at night with whole milk you will keep yourself up. Cereal will also provide you with the nutrition and fibers you need before bed
Why eat eggs before bed?
Eggs are a great source of protein and your stomach processes eggs fairly quickly. Eating protein foods like eggs before bed is great because it boosts your metabolism.
What foods should you avoid eating before bed?
Why not eat cheese before bed?
Hard cheese contains high levels of the amino acid tyramine which actually makes the brain feel more alert. Therefore, chowing down on cheese before bed will only make it harder for you to fall asleep.
Why not eat ice cream before bed?
For starters, ice cream is loaded with fat, so you’re not going to give your body a chance to burn any of it before bed, What’s more, the sugar is going to pump your body full of energy right before you hit the hay, so you’ll be sending your body divergent messages, potentially leading to a night of restlessness.
Why not eat celery before bed?
Celery on this list might shock you. Celery is a natural diuretic and that is going to make you use the restroom and wake you up at night. Vegetables are some of the most nutrient-rich foods you can give your body, but avoid ones like celery for the sake of uninterrupted sleep.
Now that you know the food you should or should not be eating before bed you can get a healthy and good night sleep!
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