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The 4 Best Foods To Eat Before Bed: The Top Pre-Bedtime Food Choices
Now that we know exactly which nutrients to consume — and which to avoid — to fuel our goals, let’s talk about the best foods to eat. After all, we EAT food, not nutrients.
1. White Meat Protein
White meat animal protein sources such as chicken and turkey — as well as eggs — are great pre-bed meal choices. These slow-digesting proteins will provide a sustained release of amino acids, increase satiety, elevate your metabolism, and stimulate your body to secrete glucagon. That’s a grand slam!
Why not read meat, you ask? According to a study by researchers in Australia, red meat may result in a higher insulin response than that of white pasta. As a result, it may not be your best option because, remember, we want to keep insulin levels at bay before bed.
Fish is also probably best to avoid at this time as well. In the same study, researchers found that the insulin response to fish rivaled that of high-carbohydrate whole-grain bread.
Stick with the white meat, like turkey and chicken. While it’s certainly up for debate, turkey contains high concentrations of the amino acid tryptophan, which may help your sleeping efforts by promoting relaxation and drowsiness. A double-win!
You will also find the next part in the series where we discuss the 4 best foods to eat before bed here.