By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director
So, you can’t sleep at night? The problem might be as simple as your menu selection for your evening meal. At least that’s what dietitian nutritionist Julie Stefanski suggests.
Stefanski advises against eating spicy, fried or fatty and acidic foods before going to bed despite the fact that some of her suggestions might be my favorites on occasion.
She also said to avoid drinking carbonated and caffeinated beverages, which can cause acid reflux.
Finally, Stefanski also recommends avoiding big meals and alcoholic drinks before bed and instead recommends eating foods that are high in magnesium, which can help promote good sleep.
Her counsel makes sense, certainly with the carbonated and caffeinated beverages.
In the meantime, Fill Your Plate has such a wide variety of recipes, we’re sure you’ll find several that fall into the evening menu categories Stefanski suggests.