You will most likely gain weight if you eat right before you go to sleep. You could also hurt your esophagus’ and throat’s tissues because of the stomach acids which return from the stomach.
This is why you should eat at least three hours before you go to sleep. If you feel like you must eat or drink something, at least avoid the following foods…
Coffee does not only cause stomach acids. Due to its caffeine consistence, it additionally causes stomach acid secretion. If you must drink some coffee before bed, at least drink caffeine-free coffee because it has lower acidic level.
Cheese is full of fats but if you really want to eat some cheese before bed, at least eat parmesan. This type of cheese will cause less acids compared to softer types of cheese such as feta and mozzarella.
Alcohol relaxes stomach valves that connect the stomach with esophagus. When this happens, the body is not able to keep the food in the stomach. If you have been drinking alcohol before bed, it is very possible for the stomach acid to “climb back” to your mouth.
When it comes to stomach acids, sodas are the worst thing you could consume. Acids, caused by sodas, could damage the valves between the stomach and esophagus, while carbonization increases stomach pressure.
No matter if they are saturated or not, fats are just fats when it comes to gastroesophageal reflux. This is why you should avoid eating nuts before going to bed.
Citrus or any other sour fruit
We all know that citrus-fruits are sour. Orange or apple juice is very bad choice of drink before sleeping.
Chocolate also relaxes valves between stomach and esophagus due to its fatty content. Some types of chocolate contain caffeine. Like we said before, anything with caffeine is not a good food choice before going to bed.