Jan 5, 2011


Spicy Foods: Garlic, chilies, and other intense spices are yummy going down but can keep you up with heartburn or indigestion. Avoid MSG (monosodium glutamate) too.

A Big Dinner:  An overtaxed digestive system takes hours to settle down and there's nothing restful about that. When sleep's critical, make lunch your largest meal and enjoy a light dinner early in the evening.

Raucous Veggies: Eat those good-for-you-but-gassy foods--beans, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts--in the middle of the day. A tankful of gas can keep anyone up at night.

Speed Eating:  Relax and enjoy meals to avoid swallowing air, another common cause of midnight tummy trouble.

Nightcaps: Alcohol may make you drowsy at first but later on it disturbs sleep patterns and leads to awakenings and restlessness. 

Coffee after breakfast: Caffeine can linger in your body for as long as 12 hours. So if you're often wide-eyed at bedtime, make sure you're caffeine-clean for at least 12 hours. Skip tea, chocolate, cola and energy drinks with caffeine.Avoid caffeine drinks after lunch. Choose fresh juices (unsweetened), buttermilk, soymilk, low fat milk.  

Getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night makes your
Eyes bright
Skin happy
Mind sharp and alert!

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