I have a bad habit of eating food late at night, right before bed. Of course, we all know we’re not supposed to do that…but why?
This article from New York Post says, “Dr. Neomi Shah, an associate professor of sleep medicine at Mount Sinai, flags a few foods that could be keeping you up at night.”
1. Fruits and veggies. Especially ones that contain a lot of water, like melons and cucumbers. They can cause you to wake up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, the same as drinking a lot of water before bedtime.
2. Simple starches, like bread, potatoes, and rice. They help you crash, but then they cause your blood sugar to spike, which can disrupt your sleep.
3. Bad fats from things like fried foods and butter, which tend to give you the worst sleep. A Mediterranean diet filled with good fats has been linked to less insomnia. That means less red meat, more fish and nuts…and still not late at night.
Well – I feel like this gives us all something to think about.