Five worst foods to eat at night

08:18 PM | 16 Sep, 2015
Five worst foods to eat at night
WASHINGTON (Web Desk) - A good night’s sleep gives you energy so you can get through the day with a clear head. But getting the rest you need is much easier said than done.

There's nothing fun about feeling sluggish and tired because you didn’t sleep well the night before, especially when you have a long work or school day.

Creating a comfortable sleep environment and avoiding electronic devices before bed can improve the quality of your sleep.

But what you might not realize is that certain foods -eaten too close to bedtime- can disrupt your sleep.

Here's a look at five of the worst foods to eat at night.

1. Red Meats And Fatty Foods Eating


You might crave a juicy steak or hamburger. But if you eat red meat close to bedtime, you can rob your body of a good night’s sleep. Red meat and other high-fat foods take long to digest. If eaten within a couple hours before going to sleep, these foods can weigh heavily on your stomach causing discomfort (gas and bloating), poor sleep quality and morning sluggishness. As a rule of thumb, avoid high-fat and greasy foods at least three hours before bedtime.

2. Spicy Foods

Spicy foods can boost your metabolism, which is a good thing if you're watching your weight. But if you're trying to get a good night’s sleep, stay away from spicy seasonings a couple hours before bedtime. Lying down too soon after eating a spicy meal can trigger heartburn or acid reflux, which can keep you awake at night. Also, spicy foods can increase your core body temperature, which might also lower the quality of your sleep.

3. Chocolate chocolate 


If you’re looking for a treat before bed, don't reach for a chocolate bar. Some dark chocolate bars contain 25% the amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee. Caffeine is a stimulant that can boost your energy level and increase mental alertness, which isn’t good when you're trying to sleep.

4. Ice Cream


After a long stressful day, you might crave a bowl of your favorite comfort food. But given the fact that ice cream is loaded in fat, it’s not exactly the best choice late at night. It’s also high in sugar, and too much sugar before bed can send your energy level through the roof. You don't need any type of stimulation when you’re trying to unwind and get some sleep. Also, some researchers believe high-sugar foods before bedtime increase the chance of nightmares.

5. Bread, Pasta And Cereal

If you’re hungry before bed, eating carbs like pasta, cereal and bread can satisfy hunger. But since you won’t be moving around for the next eight hours, carbs eaten before bedtime can turn into fat, adding pounds to the scale. Carbohydrates also increase blood sugar levels, and higher levels can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night.

A good night’s sleep is crucial to staying alert and productive during the day. Some people reach for sleep aids to sleep better. But if you adjust your diet and avoid certain foods before bed, you might be able to sleep soundly without the help of medication.



Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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