Healthy Foods For A Midnight Snack

November 1, 2018

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Eating late at night or in the middle of the night may be the worst time of day to eat, but if it's going to happen, and let's be honest it does happen from time to time, choose one of these healthier snacks that will satisfy your midnight cravings while also offering some health benefits. So skip the ice cream, cookies, chips or cold pizza and reach for one of these smart choices instead. The key is protein as it can be beneficial for your metabolism and promote more muscle quality and improve your overall health. Healthy fats, carbohydrates, a little protein, such as in nut butter and fruit like a banana or a sliced apple, have all the right elements for a good midnight snack. Peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter are all satisfying complements to these fresh fruits.. Yogurt provides protein, but if it's also loaded with sugar, you might as well be eating ice cream. Choose sugar-free or low-sugar yogurt. While microwave popcorn can contain additives that are unhealthy, freshly popped corn is high in carbs, fiber and also has some protein. Add a little salt to satisfy that salt craving. Drink some decaffeinated tea.  Many times your body isn't hungry, it is thirsty or you just bored.  So instead of eating, make a cup of decaffeinated tea. The tea can make your belly feel full, provide antioxidants, and the ritual of drinking tea may even help you sleep. 

SOURCE: Mother Nature Network

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