10 Worst Foods To Eat In The Evening

10 Worst Foods To Eat In The Evening

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Your daily diet is directly related to your health. If you eat these foods before bed, you can forget about having an amazing figure or getting enough sleep.

We’re often unable to fall asleep due to feelings of heaviness after eating hard-to-digest foods, robbing us of the energy we need to start a new day. In this article, we’ll show you some of the worst foods you can eat at night.

1. Alcohol

It’s a false statement that if you drink a lot of alcohol you will sleep better. If it were true such sleep would have a drowsy and lethargic effect, and wouldn’t be regenerative and refreshing. And even more, alcohol can lead to dehydration and disrupt the restorative sleep functions.

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2. Chips

You all probably know that chips are such kind of food that is so hard to resist. Don’t eat them in the evening while watching TV, or working on the computer, etc. You know it’s easy to forget about the time and to eat a lot of it. A much healthier choice is to snack some carrots and maybe a little bit of almonds.

3. Bread

You probably know that carbohydrates shouldn’t be eaten in all forms before bed. In terms of bread, even whole grain one should not be eaten at night. Instead, go for foods high in vitamins, minerals, and protein.

4. Fruit

It’s still a better choice than candy or anything with processed sugar, but fruit should be consumed earlier in the day so that you can burn off the natural sugars, which can also be converted to fat. A healthier choice would be berries like raspberries or blackberries which are on the low-end of the fructose scale.

5. Nuts

When it comes to reflux, fat is fat, no matter if it is saturated or unsaturated. So despite the fact that they generally contain a healthy dose of fat, they shouldn’t be eaten before bed. Macadamias, peanuts, cashews, and walnuts are the worst, while pistachios and almonds aren’t quite so bad.

6. Ice cream

A bowl of ice cream might be the most comforting food, but there’s a limit to its soothing properties. For starters, ice cream is packed with fat, so you’re not going to give your body a chance to burn any of it before you go to sleep. A recent research has found that eating high-sugar foods before bed can cause nightmares.

7. Celery

Seeing this healthy vegetable on this list might surprise you, but there is a reason for it: this vegetable is a natural diuretic. That means it’s going to make you pee a bit more than you usually do. Diuretics elevate the rate of urination because they push water through the system.

8. Pasta

Pasta is a fast and easy fix for those craving a quick bite before bed, but it’s not your ideal nighttime food. Pasta is straight carbohydrate, and if you’re going to bed right after eating, that’s all going to turn into fat.

9. Pizza

If you want to give your stomach a good workout before bed, feed it some greasy, unhealthy pizza. Your tummy, like the rest of your body, would love to relax when most of the other organs are chilling, but the pizza isn’t exactly a light meal. Your stomach will have to get busy.

10. Cereal

Cereals often contain high amounts of refined sugar and are chock-full of carbs. That might set you off on a bit of a spike and crash in your blood sugar levels, which is not the ideal way to relax your body before bedtime.