Have these food items to satiate your midnight hunger pangs.
We've all been there: feeling grumpy at midnight and scanning both directions before scurrying to the kitchen to locate a little something. Even though it is nothing new, late-night munching is actually not a terrible thing (if your fridge light has never lighted a leftover-scarfing session, you're lying). In fact, it can be a beneficial addition to your diet; while going to bed hungry can have a detrimental effect on both the quality of your sleep and your energy levels the following day, some foods can help you sleep better. Midnight munchies are common but if you are on a weight loss regime, eating something heavy and rich in calories might be harmful to your weight.
Here are some healthy snacks that are perfect for your midnight hunger pangs-
Although you generally only think about oatmeal in the morning, it also has several advantages at night. Oats are complex carbs that, among other things, regulate blood sugar surges that can disrupt your sleep since they digest slowly. And you're not alone if you find a warm cup of oats to be snug and comforting. According to a Columbia University study, the carbohydrates in your diet really assist your brain release the neurotransmitter serotonin, which induces a sense of relaxation and stimulates the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
You're attempting to curb a craving, not induce a full-blown food coma. Popcorn comes into play in this situation. You can have the addictively salty, crisp snack without feeling bloated before night because it is inherently light (a whopping three-cup serving has only about 100 calories). A whole-grain bedtime snack will stay to your ribs much longer than a cookie or bowl of ice cream, as tempting as they sound. Oh, and there's also the complex carb aspect once more.
If you're as lazy as we are, you won't want to cook or clean up extra for a snack. Due to their high protein content and beneficial fats, a modest handful of nuts is a suitable no-cook option. Nuts are nutritious powerhouses that can lessen your risk of cardiovascular disease, fight inflammation, help you lose weight, and manage blood sugar levels. High in healthy fats, raw almonds, pistachios, and macadamias help you lose weight while reducing hunger and enhancing cognitive function.
Guacamole must be on the list of things to eat if avocado toast is. Healthy fats from avocados will keep you satisfied, and the fruit's potassium content may improve your sleep. The following additional guacamole ingredients will improve your sleep as well: Onions are high in tryptophan, which helps reduce tension and promotes relaxation, while tomatoes are packed with lycopene, which supports the health of your heart and bones as well as potassium, which also induces sleep. Try this spicy avocado hummus for a novel take on the dip that combines two highly-recommended foods for health.