It’s time to sleep and your stomach starts to feel hungry. What do you do? Reach the pantry or the fridge and look up for something to eat. But most of the time we tend to make wrong eating choices thinking of them as healthy. Believe it or not, we often eat unhealthy food before bedtime which can disrupt the soundful sleep and also, add up to unwanted calories sabotaging your weight loss goals. So what are some of the worst food that you can eat at night? Is there any healthy alternative to them?
1- Fried and greasy food:
Fried and greasy food may make you feel sluggish but it will do more harm to your body than any good. Studies show that fried food may take much longer time to digest than other food and are lavishly fat. Also, such food during bedtime may cause acid reflux, cramps and sleep disruptions. Eat all the greasy and fried food hours before bedtime and before bedtime if you want to eat proper healthful meal, brown rice, whole grain breads and pastas are healthy alternative.
Alcohol is an unhealthy choice in disguise. Though you feel drowsy and sluggish after few drinks, but it can lead to a disastrous night of sleep. Alcohol dehydrates your body causing a negative effect on muscle growth and restoring energy level while sleeping. So try cutting down on alcohol before bedtime and instead have a herbal tea which will relax your body.
Having a sweet tooth is not a thing to regret. But resist those sweet craving as the notorious ice-cream is jam packed with high sugar and fat content. To satiate your craving, have an ice-cream made of rice milk or coconut milk or the best option, have sugar free ice-cream.
4- Dark Chocolate:
There is no denying that dark chocolate is stacked with various health benefits and it’s a healthier alternative when eaten few
hours before bedtime. But snacking on dark chocolates before bedtime is a big NO. Dark chocolates contains theobromine which works as caffeine, thus hindering your peaceful sleep. So instead of chocolate, try having a handful of nuts.
Next time when your stomach gnaws form hunger, make a health choice and have a peaceful sleep.