Think serving up a hearty bowl of chili before bed is a great way to top off your nutrition with an ample source of protein and slow-burning carbs before bed?
Think again. While chili can be healthy when made with the right mix of ingredients, too often, it’s not. Making matters worse after 9 p.m, chili is spicy, and may end up causing heartburn, a buzz kill for sound slumber.
Especially if chili peppers went into preparing the recipe, this is one that you’ll want to avoid. Chili peppers can also boost the metabolic rate. During the day, that’s great; before bed, it could leave you lying awake, praying you could doze off to sleep.