Nutrition and DietWhat foods should we avoid before going to sleep?

What foods should we avoid before going to sleep?

There are some foods and drinks that can negatively influence our sleep, not only in quality but also when it comes to reconciling it. We will discover which are those that we must eliminate before going to bed.

When you sit on your couch after a day of work, many times you just want to relax a bit watching TV and then go to bed as soon as possible. Especially if we take into account that the next day you have to get up again with well-charged batteries.

However, more and more people are having a hard time falling asleep. This can be due to many reasons such as stress or anxiety.

Although the guilt that we sometimes suffer from insomnia can also be due to the intake of a series of foods that we should avoid as much as possible.

Saturated fats.

Who does not like to drink something rich and greasy after having spent all the energy on working and attending to all our professional chores?

We get to the refrigerator and we make ourselves a pizza because it is something that is done in a short time and on top of that it satisfies us a lot.

However, if we abuse the saturated fats so present in fast food (burritos, hamburgers, pizzas, etc.) we will cause our intestines to have to work at full speed.

And this friends will only translate into insomnia pictures that will obviously cause us to take extra time to fall asleep. Remember that you should avoid any copious food before going to bed. Your health will surely thank you.

Very spicy food.

Something similar happens here with saturated fats. Numerous nutritional studies have concluded that if we abuse spicy food, we will only cause a large amount of acid to be produced in our stomach.

Therefore, when we go to bed, it is very likely that we suffer from heartburn that can reach the cavities of our esophagus.

In the long run, all this produces a great feeling of suffocation and general malaise that will obviously have a negative impact on falling asleep. Chilli peppers, exotic spices, hot sauces. All this should be avoided before going to sleep in order to wake up much better the next day.

Soft drinks and fizzy drinks.

Almost all drinks sweetened with Fanta or Coca-Cola contain a high content of carbonated water. The gas is only going to make our entire stomach swell as if it were a mere balloon.

Therefore, when we go to sleep, we will only feel the most bloated with the discomfort that this supposes.

On the other hand, all soft drinks are a great source of sugars and stimulants of all kinds that will only cause us to have to go to the bathroom a couple of times before falling asleep again. If we want to rest and disconnect our problems, the best thing is that we sleep our eight hours of rigor without having to suffer any kind of interruption, something that is precisely not achieved with this type of drink.

Caffeine in general.

Caffeine can be a great ally when it comes to enjoying extra energy when we have to work for long hours. However, don’t you think this is counterproductive when you want to rest?

Therefore, we strongly recommend that you avoid caffeine a little at least three to four hours before going to bed.

The same thing happens with the so-called energy drinks, they are a real “boom” of caffeine and other sugary components (including taurine) that will only make your eyes go “like plates” just at the precise moment that you try to sleep. It may even take a couple of hours for you to fall asleep fully from these drinks. So the further away you stay from them, the better.

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