When a model and a businessman Kit Book She dropped her night routine on the mbg series, the windI shared it The keys to a good night’s sleep Include exercising during the day, going to bed early, and having an early dinner. On nights when an early meal isn’t possible, Bock opts to eat vegan instead.
Why avoid meat late at night, you ask? We were also curious, so we asked a functional medicine expert Stacy Stevenson, DC, CNS around it. According to her, large, high-fat meals before bed (like a steak dinner, for example), “can shift energy from healing to digestion and can fill the stomach just before you lie down.”
She adds that this can cause discomfort, GERD and/or heartburn, “which can significantly compromise sleep duration and quality.” This will be especially annoying for sleeping on nights when you need to have a late meal.
According to a study published in 2019 in the journal aging and disease1Researchers found that for every additional 100 grams (roughly one serving) of meat that people over 60 years old ate per day, there was a 60% higher risk of poor sleep quality. The study also found that among the 1,341 people surveyed, those who ate the most meat slept significantly less time than those who ate the least meat. Higher meat consumption was also associated with more snoring.
And this isn’t just red meat: “The results were in the same direction for red and processed meat and white meat separately,” the study authors noted.
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