One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf.
Have you waked up in the morning feeling exhausted or feeling nauseated?
The reason might lie in your dinner.
Studies show that particular food may cause discomfort and wake us up in the middle of the night or affect our night’s sleep in general, resulting in exhaustion and tiredness the following day.
We suffer from constipation, gas, indigestion, acid reflux, and loose motion in the morning due to the food we have the night before.
Here are the foods you might avoid eating at night for a peaceful sleep and healthy morning:-
Lactose content of milk, especially if you’re lactose intolerant, troubles you with digestive issues all night and disrupts your sleep pattern.
Pizza always has a special place in our hearts. But did you know, pizza is a high source of calories and trans fats? Eating it at night can disturb you for a prolonged period as it sits in your stomach throughout the night.
- TOMATO SOUCE
Having excessive tomato sauce at night can lead to acid reflux and also slow down digestion.
It can cause heartburn at night.
- FRUIT JUICE
Fruit juices after 9 pm tend to have an acidic reaction on your body. They can also lead to heartburn late at night.
Drinking before bedtime can cause heartburn.
We have a common misconception that acidity can be relieved by having soda. The acids of soda damage the valves due to carbonation, leading to increased pressure on the stomach.
Coffee can take away your sleep for 7-8 hours!
The artificial sweeteners in ice cream raise your blood sugar levels and are highly detrimental to your oral health.
Bread can lead to indigestion or constipation.
- RED MEAT
Red meat is a big no-no at night. Red meat is loaded with proteins and fats, which will make the digestive system work hard for a long time. So, you won’t just increase risks of weight gain but also become prone to early morning stomach problems.
- FRUIT SALAD
It might be shocking, but fruits are rich in water which makes them diuretic. This will make you pee all night. Moreover, for some people, eating fruits sometimes leads to acid reflux and acidity.
Having that late-night spicy Schezwan noodles with Manchurian will result in heartburn and indigestion and result in weight gain in the long run.
People love to binge snacks at night. But having chips is not the right and healthy choice as it is fattening and hard to digest.
If the feeling of unease in the morning is a persisting issue, make sure to analyze your dinner menu and remove the food that is difficult to digest.