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We're all guilty of late night munchies at some point. Here's what you can munch on, if you have to.

Best healthy late-night snack ideas

We're all guilty of late night munchies at some point.

Eating late at night can lead to weight gain and munching on the wrong foods at this time can often lead to worse health problems. It's always best to wrap up your eating atleast 1.5-2 hours before bed.

But if you must satisfy those cravings at all costs, check out this list of the best things to eat before bed:

FRUITS

The best fruits you can reach for to satisfy those late night cravings are cherries, kiwis, banana, strawberries.

Cherries: contain the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin

Kiwis: a light (45 calories per peeled kiwi) , satisfying snack rich in vitamin C. They’re also a natural source of serotonin, which helps curb appetite and promote relaxation

Strawberries: Excellent source of vitamin C and contain the sleep-promoting hormone, melatonin

Bananas: Relatively rich in the nerve messenger serotonin, some of which your body converts to melatonin

YOGURT

Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium best known for keeping your bones strong. When mixed with just a spoonful of our either our berry exotic, green or golden blend can be  linked to better sleep due to ingredients like barleygrass powder and maca. [1]

NUTS, SEEDS, TRAIL MIX

Nuts and seeds are a great source for healthy fats, B and E vitamins, magnesium and modest amounts of melatonin, particularly when eaten with good carbs, such as dried or fresh fruit. 

Pistachios stand out for their high levels of sleep-promoting melatonin.

But other great options are walnuts, sunflower seeds and almonds. Go ahead and pair them with raisins, dried cranberries and goji berries with a sprinkle of our blends on top for a hunger satisfying snack. But be careful as nuts and seeds can be extremely calorie-dence so try to keep it under a handful. 

OATS

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast. It’s also a great way to wind down at night.

It's a good source of fiber which is sure to make you feel fuller and when mixed with our euphoric blend makes for a delicious late night treat

SMOOTHIES

If waking up someone n the house is not a concern, then get the blender out and whip up a healthy and delicious smoothie. Pick and choose from one of our quick go-to recipes here. It's sure to satisfy your hunger, your body's need for nutrients and promote a restful sleep. 

TAKEAWAYS

So if you have to satisfy those late night cravings, do so in the healthiest way by stocking up on the list of things above.
You can try some of the best ways to stop late night cravings here.
If you feel it's an ongoing issue that interferes with your health, be sure to seek both emotional and professional support. 

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[1]Strategies of Functional Foods Promote Sleep in Human Being.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26005400

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