If you want to stop being tired through life and you are sick of gaining weight, read on
We ate badly, a lot and in a rush. Food delivery apps are, in fact, profiting thanks to our hectic pace of life: we come home late at night, exhausted and without the desire or time to go to the supermarket to do the shopping. Outcome? At Glovo (and others) we order something quick - and usually unhealthy - for dinner.
[ What time should you have dinner to lose weight]
The problem is not only that we gain weight or that our health suffers if we make the last meal of the day wrong, but that we will not get a good rest.
Sleeping well is underrated, and the truth is that it is necessary for good health, both mental and physical. The insomnia is, in fact, the disorder sleep that affects more people in Spain, with an incidence of between 20 and 30%.
Foods you should not eat at night
Not resting well is more serious than we usually think: we can develop all kinds of problems, from traffic accidents to mental health illnesses. Plus, it can increase your risk of obesity (sleep deprivation reduces your willpower and triggers hunger hormones), heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
For all this, it is very important to know what we can eat at night and what not. We already told you the foods that were ideal to take before going to sleep. Today we go with the forbidden when the sun goes down:
1) Some vegetables
Although vegetables are super healthy and loaded with vitamins, raw vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower, contain a lot of insoluble fiber, which takes a long time to digest.
If you eat this type of vegetable before going to bed, your body will continue to work to digest it while you try to fall asleep, something that will be quite difficult, because your body will be on alert.
2) Red meat
The red meat, such as steaks, has a high protein content, but are also difficult to digest, as with the aforementioned vegetables. In addition to at night, you should also limit the consumption of this type of food as much as possible, since it is quite reviled by the World Health Organization (WHO).
3) Tomato sauce
Although pasta and rice are good options for dinner because they promote sleep, we should not add tomato sauce, as it tends to cause heartburn and is quite indigestible.
If you decide to take it, like hot sauces, you should do it at least three hours before going to bed.
The cheeses are a good choice for the day, but not at night. Cured cheeses contain tyramine, an amino acid that puts you on alert.
5) Dark chocolate
An ounce of dark chocolate at night has been shown to have no effect on weight gain, but it does contain amino acids that make you alert, just like cheeses.
6) Alcohol and soft drinks
Although alcohol can make you 'sleepy' and fall asleep right away, you will almost certainly wake up in the middle of the night. This is because alcohol is metabolized and its sedative effects wear off.
You should limit your alcohol consumption three hours before going to bed, to give your body time to metabolize all the drink. Be careful, we are talking about a glass of wine. If you drink even the water in the vases, forget to sleep straight through even if you stop drinking three hours before.
By mid-afternoon you should reduce your water consumption. And the reason could not be more intuitive: the more you drink, the more you want to urinate at night, which will make you wake up to go to the toilet.
Keeping your blood sugar levels under control by eating healthy, staying physically active, managing stress, and taking your medications as prescribed is particularly important. A high blood sugar level can be quickly brought down by injecting a rapidly acting insulin. You can ask your doctor about the dosage to be injected to prevent bringing down your blood sugar to dangerously low levels. If you have high blood sugar levels, exercising may help to bring them down. Frequent or persistently high blood sugar levels need medical attention to know the cause for hyperglycemia.