7 Products That Should Not Be Consumed Before Bedtime

7 products before bedtime

We have compiled a list of products that bring the most harm to your body shape and for the body in general.


Sweets have the lowest nutritional value for health, and a large number of useless calories. It can be said with certainty that tooth decay is the most innocuous consequence of the nighttime sweet consumption.

Much more dangerous are obesity and its complications, like:

  • metabolic syndrome
  • diabetes mellitus.

The latter became an epidemic of the 21st century – an incurable disease that dramatically reduces the life quality.

Like all foods with a high glycemic index, sweets contribute to the accumulation of fat and cause a feeling of hunger soon after their consumption. Delicacies should be consumed in extremely small quantities, and only in the morning, before 16 o’clock.

If you consume them in this period of day, calories will have time to digest without being deposited, even if you do not work over your body shape in the fitness club in the evening.


All alcoholic beverages are high in calories, especially strong ones, like:

  • cognac
  • vodka
  • liqueurs.

The more alcohol by volume a drink contains degrees, the higher is the caloric value of that drink. Alcohol is absorbed very quickly. Within minutes, it is absorbed from the stomach into the blood, resulting in intoxication of varying degrees.

Alcohol triggers a mechanism for the release of large amounts of insulin, which leads to excessive accumulation of subcutaneous fat. Subsequently, the work of “obese” internal organs (heart, kidney, liver) becomes significantly heavier.

This is also due to the fact that alcohol significantly increases appetite. Having drunk before bedtime even a small portion of alcohol, you doom your body to assimilate all calories consumed and turn them into fat.

In addition, alcohol has a very high glycemic index (GI), which greatly increases the level of sugar in the blood.

Meat Products

A large amount of connective tissue fibers are found in red varieties of animal meat, like:

  • beef
  • veal
  • amb
  • horse.

Therefore, such meat takes long time to be digested, digested for a long time – for 3-5 hours – and requires a lot of energy for digestion. It is much easier to digest poultry meat. But not easy enough to be eaten after 5 PM.

Meat is a “heavy” product, which contains very little fiber. The consequence of meat consumption before bedtime is a violation of the gastrointestinal tract motility, because of which the intestine does not create favorable conditions for the development of useful microflora.

This leads to:

  • dysbiosis,
  • violation of the immune response at the level of the gastrointestinal mucosa (gastrointestinal tract),
  • enzymatic deficiency,
  • impaired absorption of vitamins.

Meat and poultry can be consumed once or twice a day. In total, 200 g (for men) and 100-150 g (for women) of the cooked product.

Meat and poultry can be consumed once or twice a day. In total, 200 g (for men) and 100-150 g (for women) of the cooked product.


Sweets contribute to the accumulation of fat and cause a feeling of hunger soon after their consumption.


All-time favorites, mayonnaise and ketchup, can be found in the fridges of almost all families of the country. Few people understand how harmful these substances are.

First of all, due to the presence of the richest chemical component:

  • thickeners,
  • sweeteners,
  • stabilizers,
  • preservatives,
  • flavors,
  • flavor enhancers.

Are you sure you need such a cocktail at night, when the digestive organs should rest?

Moreover, the use of sauces increases appetite and causes thirst, which provokes overeating and puffiness. By the way, if all sauces are replaced with low-fat sour cream, then you will see a few centimeters coming off your waist in a couple of weeks.

Baked Foods

Evening consumption of products with the content of thermophilic yeasts, which are bakery products, can provoke the first sign of stomach problems – heartburn. We should also keep in mind the fact that floury products are carbohydrates, which are easily stored in fat.

In the evening, our physical activity, as a rule, is extremely low, so there is nowhere to spend calories.

To maintain weight, better exclude from your nutrition all foods made on the basis of refined flour, like:

  • white and brown bread;
  • pasta from the highest grade flour;
  • cookies, gingerbread, biscuits;
  • any kind of pastry.

A worthy alternative is:

  • bread from wholemeal flour, with whole grains and bran;
  • pasta from whole wheat flour or flour made from durum wheat;
  • crispbreads, dried bread.

You can safely consume such products in the morning, but, ideally, the size of a bakery product should not exceed 40 g per 1 meal.


Sugary varieties of ripe fruit also have a high glycemic index, such as:

  • bananas,
  • dates,
  • persimmons,
  • grapes,
  • pears,
  • papayas.

Therefore, they should be consumed before 4 PM, while the pancreas is active and can adequately response with the release of insulin for a fast increase in blood sugar.

Focus on the consumption of fruits and berries that grow in your region of residence. You are initially adapted to them. This means that you have no intolerance towards them, and most likely, they will not cause allergic reactions in you.

Fruits and berries should be consumed no more than twice a day, as separate meals, and namely, as:

  • snack between breakfast and lunch,
  • snack between lunch and dinner.


It could have seem that there is nothing harmful in consuming the non-calorie liquid in the evening. In fact, water consumption later then 7 PM overloads our kidneys. In addition, if you drink water in the evening, you will have to get up at night, which disturbs sleep.

The main water consumption period should fall for the period of 8 to 19 hours, and the volume for the average person is approximately 30 ml of water per 1 kg of weight.

Water consumption should be separated from meals:

  • not less than 20-30 minutes before meals
  • not less than 40-60 minutes after meals.

If you do not have an access to natural water sources, you can buy non-carbonated artesian drinking water in the store. It is important that it is poured into a container, on which the expiry date and mineralization of water are indicated. Always monitor these indicators. Mineralization is the amount of salts, dissolved in 1 liter. It should not exceed 1 g/l.