Food we eat at night time is very important as it can disrupt your sleep, irritate tummy, cause insomnia and sleep-interruptions. By taking heavy food intake at night, the energy produced out of the food is stored in the body which is causing fat deposition and weight gain. Toxins are produced in the system over a longer time can lead to health complications.
Instead of heavy fatty food,try to take light food, so that the stomach feels light and digestion process goes smoothly without fat deposition and weight gain on our body.
Below Are The Foods To Avoid at Night
Curd or Yogurt: Curd is known to cause Kapha, the reason behind mucus formation in people who suffer from cold and cough. So it is better to consume curd in lunch and consume butter milk in dinner or night time.
Coffee: Coffee contains caffeine which makes you to stay awake until late at night. Avoid Coffee at nights.
Banana: Banana is known to cause Mucus or Kapha – slow, steady, heavy, oily, and cold. This is the reason behind mucus formation in people who suffer from cold and cough. So it is better to avoid Banana in dinner or night time. Better to eat banana in the mornings for energy.
Pizza: Pizza is a heavy and fatty meal which makes your digestive system to work hard to digest. It also cause heart burn and other related issues, Avoid Pizza at nights.
Apple: Apple when eaten after dinner or in nights puts a burden on the intestinal digestive functions. Better to eat apple in the mornings and or with afternoon lunch.
Soda or Cool Drinks: Soda Or Cool Drinks are more acidic than anything. These acids damages the stomach valves and also increases the stomach pressure like gas, acid reflex etc. Avoid Soda Or Cool Drinks.
Rice: Rice is the most consumed by Indians. Rice contains Carbohydrates. When rice taken at night or as dinner these carbohydrates are converted into fats and put your weight on. Better to avoid rice in the night time, if not possible then eat very less.
Meat: Chicken and mutton takes a long time to digest and make you disturbed with indigestion or acid reflux. Better avoid Chicken and mutton for dinner at nights.
Dry Fruits: Consuming high-fiber food like dried fruit can bother your stomach with gas and cramps during the sleep. Better avoid dry fruits at night.
Dark Chocolate: Dark Chocolate contains caffeine which makes you to stay awake until late at night.
Alcohol: Alcohol wakes you up throughout the night, It effects the quality of sleep as alcohol actually disrupts your natural sleep patterns. Avoid Alcohol at nights.
Citrus Juice: Citrus fruits are very acidic that will affect your sleep if you have acid reflux or a sensitive bladder. Avoid Citrus fruits at nights.
Burgers: Burgers are a heavy and fatty meal which makes your digestive system to work hard to digest. It also cause heart burn and other related issues, Avoid Burgers at nights.
Cheese: Cheese is a heavy and fatty food which makes your digestive system to work hard to digest. It also cause heart burn and other related issues, Avoid Cheese at nights.
Spicy Foods: Spicy Foods can irritate your stomach with heart burn, gas and bloating that effects your sleep. Avoid Spicy Food at nights.
Cereal: Sugar present in Cereal will increase blood-sugar levels disrupting your sleep. Avoid Sugar at nights.
Avoid Heavy Meal: Avoid heavy meals at night. Taking heavy food at night will make your digestive system to work hard to digest the food which can irritate your stomach with heart burn, gas, and bloating that effects your sleep. Avoid Heavy Meal-Food at nights.
Instead what to eat before bed
From early birds to night owls, we all can agree that when we finally lay our heads on the pillow we’d like to actually go to sleep, thank you. Nothing is more annoying than insomnia, and the evidence is piling up that sleep is essential for good health.
Cherries: One of the few natural foods to contain melatonin, the chemical that helps control our body’s internal clock.
Low fat warm Milk: You may have fond memories of your mother or grandmother making you a glass of warm milk to help you fall asleep. This may not be just an old wives’ tale. Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to the brain chemical serotonin.
Jasmine rice: Low quantity of Jasmine rice ranks high on the glycemic index, meaning the body digests it slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the bloodstream.
Turkey: Turkey contains tryptophan, a chemical that can make people doze off in front of the TV
Sweet potato: They are the sleeper’s dream. Not only do they provide sleep-promoting complex carbohydrates, they also contain that muscle-relaxant potassium.
Green tea: The root of the Valerian plant has been shown in some studies to speed the onset of sleep and improve sleep quality.