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10 foods not to eat at night

 10 foods not to eat at night

Certain foods should be avoided at dinner if you want to get a good night's sleep, whether they are too fatty, too sweet, too salty, or too rich in vitamins.

the bread

We consume an average of 130 grams of bread per day, or half a baguette.

However, the glycemic index of white bread leads to a rise in insulin which promotes fat storage. Therefore, it is not recommended to take it in the evening. Prefer wholemeal bread, which is rich in fiber and easy for the body to absorb.

cold meat

Deli meats contain a lot of salt, which means they increase the risk of getting up at night to rehydrate.

Rich in calories, it also stores directly in our fat cells if eaten in the evening.

And finally, its saturated fatty acid content makes it poorly digestible, which does not help a restful sleep.

French fries

French fries are also high in fat, which makes it difficult for the body to absorb them. All fried foods should generally be avoided at night because the metabolism slows down at bedtime. Digestion is less beneficial and fat is stored more easily.

So it is better to reserve this type of food for lunch and in reasonable quantities.

red meat

Red meat is rich in protein which makes it slow to digest. To reduce cravings, it is better to keep them at lunchtime: they will provide the necessary energy throughout the afternoon, while in the evening they can cause pain and heaviness in the stomach.

As part of a high-protein diet, it is preferable to eat white meat in the evening, such as chicken or turkey.


Slice of cheese and go to bed? This is not a good idea for our health, nor for our character. Most cheeses are very high in fat and are likely to raise LDL cholesterol levels, since more fat is stored in the body in the evening. Therefore this type of food should be consumed if it is discarded within hours of consumption.

If you are a cheese lover, choose those with fewer calories such as fresh goat cheese or low-fat cheese.

Chili pepper

Hot pepper, like pepper, has the effect of increasing body temperature. However, to go from a waking state to a sleeping state, the body needs to lower its temperature. The higher the body temperature, the less easily sleep.

To sleep well, it is best to avoid spicy and spicy dishes.


Spices from the Allium family such as garlic should be avoided because they cause acidity in the stomach and cause GERD that does not promote good digestion and prevent restful sleep.

So it is better to prefer it during lunch to facilitate digestion in the afternoon or replace it with onions.


The notion that has been received about the vitamin C in oranges does not seem to be justified: vitamin C, known for its "reinforcement" effect, does not cause insomnia or sleep disturbances.

However, if getting to the arms of Morpheus is already complicated, then it is better to refrain from eating citrus fruits in the evening, if only to avoid somatization ...


It is strongly not recommended to use biscuits rich in sugars and fats, especially in the evening.

They don't bring any essential nutrients into the body unless you're about to run a marathon: in this case, the fast carbohydrates they contain provide energy. If you exercise in the evening, it can be consumed but in small quantities. It is also preferable in the case of physical exertion to eat bananas, which also contain potassium and magnesium.

ice cream

Ice cream is rich in fat and sugar. If they're the perfect companions to a good TV series, after a few hours they stay on their stomachs and put off an hour's sleep.

If you are a fan of frozen treats, prefer sherbet, it is more digestible and fewer calories.


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