SOMETIMES midnight snacking can be more than you bargained for when it comes to your health.
Luckily, a certified sleep coach has shown you foods that are safe to eat right before bed, as well as foods that should be completely avoided.
Above all, sleep science coach Sanchita Sen wants people to know that snacking before bed isn’t such a bad thing.
In fact, if you deprive yourself of food when you are hungry before bed, your body will not have enough energy to rest and repair, and therefore fat cells will be stored.
Sanchita said Amerislip that eating before bed can promote weight loss, maintain satisfactory blood sugar levels, and help you get a better night’s sleep.
So instead of avoiding food entirely, she wants people to just pay attention to what they’re eating before falling asleep.
To promote weight loss, Sanchita recommended eating foods high in melatonin and tryptophan.
Melatonin is a natural hormone in the body that regulates sleep, while tryptophan helps increase melatonin levels in the body.
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Tryptophan is not naturally found in the body, but foods rich in it include beans, cheese, eggs, fish, milk, and nuts.
Meanwhile, fruits such as bananas, cherries and tomatoes, as well as walnuts and oats, contain melatonin.
To sleep better, Sanchita suggested eating peanut butter, apples, and even avocado toast.
Fruits, nuts, and oatmeal are also nutrient-rich foods that can promote healthy blood sugar levels.
According to Sanchita, whole grain bread also regulates blood sugar levels.
FOODS YOU DO NOT NEED BEFORE SLEEP
Of course, there are also foods that Sanchita recommends avoiding before bed.
No wonder she suggests people stay away from fried, fatty, high-carb and sugary foods before bed.
She also warns against spicy foods and overeating in general.
Eating such foods can cause indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, and slow metabolism.
She also said that eating foods high in caffeine will disrupt a restful night’s sleep, as caffeine can make it difficult to fall or sleep.
And if you’re enjoying caffeinated foods before bed and you’re having trouble falling asleep, there are a few things you can do to help.
For example, there is a military-approved technique that ensures you fall asleep in exactly two minutes.
In addition, a productivity expert shared five easy steps you can take to help you nap.
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