The Best Late-Night Snacks

Best late night snacks

We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night with that late cravings that just won’t go away. Should you give in? The answer, which may surprise you, is yes. Contrary to popular belief, there’s nothing sinister about snacking long after the sun goes down – as long as you have healthy snacks to munch on and limit yourself to smaller portions. Here a few suggestions to help you get started.

1. Small bowl of oatmeal topped with a few slices of banana

The grains in oatmeal increase your insulin levels, which causes your blood sugar levels to raise naturally. This helps you fall back to sleep easier.

2. ½ apple with 1 ounce of low-fat cheese or peanut butter

Apple are rich in vitamin C and B6, both of which can help lower your blood pressure and reduce stress after coming home from a long, hard day at work.

3. 10-12 unsalted pretzels

Not only are pretzels a great alternative to potato chips, but they also naturally increase your blood sugar and insulin levels, so you can fall asleep faster.

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