Best Things to Eat If You're Hungry Before Bed

Are you a midnight snacker, like me? Well, this could help you avoid some of the guilt: Someone asked a bunch of nutritionists to name the BEST foods to eat if you're hungry before bed.


I was kind of hoping that "a full sleeve of Chips Ahoy" would make the list . . . it did not. But some of these options aren't bad. Here are their top five . . .


1. Walnuts. They're filling and full of nutrients. They might also help you sleep, because they're loaded with melatonin.


2. CHOCOLATE-covered nuts. They're okay too, but it has to be dark chocolate. And don't eat too many. There's caffeine in dark chocolate 


3. A banana. It's another one that might help you sleep. Potassium is a natural muscle relaxant, and there's also a little tryptophan in there.


4. Greek yogurt with berries and almonds. It helps you sleep by keeping your blood sugar balanced. There's protein in the yogurt . . . carbs in the berries . . . and fat in the almonds. Those three things together are good.


5. PEANUT BUTTER . . . but on a rice cake. And it has to be "natural" peanut butter, not loaded with extra sugar. So, a big spoonful of Jif isn't the same.


(Huff Post)

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