If you’re on a strict fat-loss diet, vegetables are likely the mainstay of your current diet plan. But that said, one particular vegetable that you’ll definitely want to avoid before turning out the lights at night is celery.
Celery acts as a diuretic in the body, meaning it makes you pee a lot. Eat it before bed, and you may be running laps to the bathroom.
Since deep sleep releases a cascade of muscle-building and muscle-repairing hormones, waking up repeatedly will limit your gains.
Surely those green stalks could keep you looking like a beanpole.
What To Have Instead:
Broccoli and cauliflower are full of healthy plant chemicals and low in carbohydrates, making them an ideal late-night snack.
They’re also crunchy — which may be why you were reaching for celery to begin with. These veggies scratch that itch, so to speak.