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KRON 4 | What NOT to Eat for Better Sleep

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep affects 35% of adults, but what you eat can help or hurt your snooze time. Researchers found that certain foods interact with the hormones that regulate sleep and sleep quality.

Here are the top six foods to avoid before bedtime and in this video, In this video, I explain why:

  1. High-sugar foods
  2. High-fat foods (e.g., saturated fats like butter, cheese, fried food)
  3. Spicy foods
  4. Alcohol
  5. Chocolate – Remember… chocolate contains caffeine and other sleep-depriving culprits like sugar and cocoa butter.
  6. Caffeine – Beware of caffeine’s long-lasting effects.

Karen’s Fit Tip: Pay attention to what you DO eat to re-wire your body and brain. Check out Part 2: What to Eat for Better Sleep.

Karen Owoc

Karen Owoc is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle medicine. Her science-based approach to longevity, nutrition, and muscle health has made her the go-to source for health seekers and medical professionals alike. Karen's best-selling book on functional longevity, "Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100", and her transformative perspective have mended many minds, hearts, and spirits.

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