This stuff's so interesting, hey? My acupuncturist turned me on to "cooling" and "heating" foods. Because I work out a lot and am basically a rolling ball of inflammation, she's loaded my diet with dairy, cool fruits and vegetables like zucchinis, cucumbers and avocado. I'm supposed to limit my intake of red meat and spicy food (chili for lunch today,oops ...). It does seem to help, and it's not any hardship to eat that way, so I'm happy to do it.
https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/a ... ing-foods/
Meat takes a long time and a lot of work to digest, and your body temperature definitely goes up with digestion. So no surprise it's still churning away during the night and you're hotter than hell while it does.
I went to a seminar about a year ago where the guy was saying to make your last meal low on protein, and high on carbohydrates, for this reason. The carbs will make you feel full and induce a "food coma" so you sleep well, but they won't be digesting all night like a heavy fat and protein laden meal would. It's interesting, because I was always told that carbs should be avoided last thing at night, because they "make you fat". This tip, however, works very well for me.