Dinner time is important. It’s a time to decompress after the stress of the day. Alone or shared, we regain our strength. But be careful to take good care of your menu. Certain foods are not recommended in the evening, they can disturb sleep.
Curry, cumin, pepper… spices bring a little magic to the kitchen. But it is better to avoid using them for an evening meal. Indeed, they are particularly difficult to digest and can therefore sometimes cause heartburn or pain in the stomach.
This very trendy vegetable is unexpectedly removed from evening meals. Eggplant contains nicotine which has exciting properties and therefore can potentially make it difficult to fall asleep. And in the form of caviar it is not better, the fat and fibers will lead to intestinal fermentation which will weigh down digestion.
3 FAT FOOD
From a general point of view, fat should be avoided. These substances will cause significant digestive work which will lengthen the duration of falling asleep and therefore complicate sleep. So butter and fried foods are sparingly.
It is the best remedy for not falling asleep. You should absolutely avoid drinking coffee before going to bed. Caffeine is an stimulant that can cause insomnia. An American study dating from 2013 and published in The journal of clinical sleep medicine showed that up to 6 hours before bedtime, taking a coffee can have an effect on the quality of sleep.
5 FRUITS RICH IN VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is renowned for its energizing properties. We should therefore avoid eating fruits that are rich in them in the evening, such as blackcurrants, citrus fruits, strawberries or even kiwis. Whether in their natural form or in juice.
6 FIZZY DRINKS
Soft drinks make your stomach bloat. They therefore risk causing bloating during the night. Soft drinks are very sweet and sometimes contain caffeine which can have an exciting effect. As for soft drinks, they are sometimes high in sodium and can therefore make you want to get up to drink again.
7 RED MEAT
Rich in protein, red meat should not be eaten before going to bed. Indeed, it causes a very slow digestion, which is likely to continue during the night. Stomach cramps are to be expected as well as restless sleep. Nutritionists recommend choosing lean meats like chicken for dinner.
8 ICE CREAM
It is often the ultimate “comfort food” dessert. A pot of cookie and caramel ice cream savored in front of your TV promises a good moment of relaxation. Alas, this could lead to a complicated night. In fact, ice cream in a jar is particularly high in fat. It will take a long time for the body to assimilate them. In addition, the high sugar content will bring a big dose of energy. A lighter dessert is therefore recommended for a good night’s sleep.