Eating Fruits Before Bed- Safe or Not?

Eating Fruits Before Bed- Safe or Not?

By Srishty Saini
Date: October 30, 2018

Eating just before bedtime has always been the hot controversy for quite a long time in which, another aspect has also been added that asks, “Eating fruits before bed is safe or not?” Well the answer still remains same. “Digestion process by night slows down and goes under the rest mode after working continuously for the whole day resulting in difficult digestion when you tend to binge on heavy dinner or late night dinner.” That’s the reason why health experts including Clinical Nutritionist Priyanka Agarwal suggest, to have dinner at least three hours before sleeping. So, that your digestion tract can digest food easily by the time you get to the bed. Same explanation goes with in the case of fruits. Let’s know from close, why fruits before bed should be avoided?

Reason Why Fruits Before Bed Should Be Avoid

It’s best avoiding anything right before your bedtime as it tends to interfere your sleep. So, does the healthy fruits! Yes, that’s true. Eating fruits just before bed causes spike in blood sugar levels and thus in energy. It’s the time when your body should be getting slow down and going a rest mode. But snacking a bowl of fruits thinking, it will help your body to function optimally may turn to prove upside down by increasing your energy levels at night especially, when you and your body is supposed to rest down, thereby hindering your sleep and blood sugar levels little dramatically.

In fact, if you have already some digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease or fructose malabsorption then, beware of eating fruit just before bed as it can be more problematic for you at night. Eating fruits right before your bedtime may lead you to an upset stomach and disrupted sleep, leaving you to feel sluggish for the next morning due to the natural high sugar content. Moreover, if you are the one who suffers from acid reflux, eating fruit just before going to bed can probably spell disaster to your expected sound sleep. High acidic fruits such as oranges and pineapples are perhaps, often seen to be problematic for people with acid reflux and so are advised to avoid eating them especially just before bed.

Hence, the fruits advisable to include in your balance diet laden with umpteen vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and antioxidants better should be left alone while going to sleep.

Words Of Wisdom

Be mindful from next time you snack on a bowl of fruits before your bedtime as of now, you know how snacking anything or even fruits may hinder your sleep. However, knowing the calorie count of fruits you eat can help you make smart choices when you get hungry at bedtime in a rare crisis. Else, eating up fruits with foods high in protein and fiber can help reduce the blood sugar levels rise as compared to eating fruit alone.

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