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

I’m a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, KRON 4's weekly health expert, speaker, and author of my book on functional longevity, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100".

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