You've undoubtedly heard how bedtime snacks equal excess pounds, but that's misleading. It doesn't matter when you consume your calories as long as the amount you burn isn't less than what you consume.
Still, it's important to choose your bedtime snacks carefully. Certain foods — such as spicy foods, citrus and other foods that cause indigestion or heartburn — can negatively affect your quality of sleep.
What Are The Best Bedtime Snacks?
What you're seeking in the perfect bedtime snack is one that is low in calories, but also contains tryptophan. What is tryptophan? It's an amino acid that helps the body create niacin and the feel-good hormone serotonin. In short, tryptophan helps you drift off to sleep more easily.
The same can be said for potassium, which can be found in bananas. Also, complex carbohydrates with some protein can make for a filling, but light, snack before you go to bed.
That said, here are some easy-to-fix, healthy options that are perfect for your bedtime munching:
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