Health experts all over the world have a common advice – do not eat past 8 pm. As metabolic process does not happen vigorously at night, if you consume heavy foods, they may end up as fat accumulation. Then, what to do if you feel like snacking after 8 pm? Just have some healthy food and you will be fine.
Here is a list of 10 healthy snacks that you can have even at night:
Aren’t you excited to hear that? Sweeter chocolates are a no but dark chocolates that contain at least 70% or more cacao and a lesser amount of sugar can be a healthy snack. It also has several health benefits as well.
There is a psychological reason as well. Pistachios have to be de-shelled before eating. So, you eat slowly but eat more, that helps you satiate your craving and also get nutrients and vitamins.
Rich in calcium, protein and fibre, yogurt is a great night-time snack that is healthy and tasty. Add some nuts, seeds or berries into it and you will be happy!
Prepare your own trail mix with dry fruits, seeds and dried berries and you are good to go to arrest your craving. The only thing to ensure is that you check the portion.
A banana milkshake is a good option to have after 8 at night but at the same time, you can add any fruit you like but not sugar. Milkshakes are good as long as you do not have large portions.
Though any type of edible seeds can be snacked on at night, pumpkin seeds deserve a special mention because they not only help you to satiate your craving but also help you to relax and sleep better. Roast the pumpkin seeds and keep them ready all the time.
Blueberries are one of the best nutrient-packed foods available today. They are tasty as well as healthy, so binge on for better brain function improved health and better heart health.
Almonds can lower your cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy. Roasted almonds seasoned with any spices of your choice can be munched on while you watch your TV. Again, limit it to just a quarter of a cup or so.
Kale is accepted as one of the healthiest and nutritious foods. Kale chips are not only crunchy but they are also tasty in addition to containing vitamins and phytochemicals which are known to fight against cancer.
Smoothies can serve as a perfect night time snack provided what goes in it. Add low-fat milk, fruits or even some herbs to make it tasty. A pineapple smoothie is even better.
You do not have to ignore cravings, during day or midnight but all that you have to ensure is that you do not cave into junk or sugary foods. That’s all. Keep some healthy snacks at home and have it when you want to grab a bite!