Quick hide the potato chips and dip .
Here are nine snacks you can safely munch at night .
So who doesn't like to eat ?
It's usually a highly enjoyable process , right ?
But is it just me or does food taste even better at night ?
Uh-huh , I see a lot of hands raised out there .
Unfortunately , most of us have been repeatedly told that having snacks at midnight is a terrible thing to do .
Quote , whatever you eat late at night goes straight to your hips and waistline .
End quote .
The first thing is that very few people know about a study that was published in 2015 .
It discovered some new perspectives on night time eating .
According to the research , there are some very tasty products that you can eat at night without gaining weight .
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You just need to ring the small notification bell right here is the list of foods that are high in protein , low in sugar and have a low G I in GL .
Uh The two abbreviations stand for glycemic index and glycaemic load .
The glycaemic index shows how quickly a product breaks down into sugar in your blood .
The glycaemic load specifies how many carbohydrates there are in each serving of food .
The lower these two indicators are the healthier A product is .
In addition , you should keep in mind that the key to healthy midnight eating is moderation .
So don't forget about that .
Let's count it down from number nine cheese .
Now , cheese is a high protein food .
So if you find yourself starving at night , a piece of cheese will help keep you full until the next day .
Plus you can have low fat cheese for some late night snacking to keep your weight under control .
On top of that cheese is a cool source of trip to .
This is an amino acid that your body uses .
Not only for development and growth but also for the production of serotonin .
As a result , you'll be in a good mood and get a great night to rest again .
Moderation , moderation , moderation .
What did I just say ?
Oh , yeah , moderation .
When you decide to have cheese as a late night snack , it means you can have a slice of cheese , not a huge hunk of it .
Number eight , cottage cheese .
This is the kind you eat in a very small house at the lake , you know , cottage never mind .
Cottage cheese contains a protein called KC , which has a very slow digestion rate .
This is why it's the best sort of protein for late night snacking .
It staves off hunger and increases the feeling of fullness .
Another amazing benefit that comes from choosing cottage cheese as a midnight snack is its super rich vitamin and micro nutrient content .
When you eat this product , you support the health of your muscles , enhance your immune system , improve your blood quality and make your bones stronger .
Wow , all that .
And you thought you were just getting a snack number seven , hummus .
Oh , this is one of my favorites .
Hummus is a great source of protein .
Even if it's homemade .
If you hear your stomach growl , carrots or celery sticks dipped in hummus are an excellent option .
The chickpeas and hummus are well known for their satiating qualities and they curb hunger quickly and effectively .
And while some people believe that hummus is too fatty and high in calories , just watch your portions and you'll be fine .
Number six yogurt scientists have proved that Greek yogurt is a perfect late night snack .
It's high in protein , low in fat and very low in sugar .
This makes it a perfect low calorie snack that can satisfy even the most severe late night cravings .
What's more yogurt like cheese also contains crypto fat .
This contributes to the production of serotonin and melatonin which have relaxing , calming and sleep inducing effects .
In addition , yogurt aids your digestion and helps to build muscle , add some fruits or berries to your bowl or eat yogurt with whole wheat toast to make your snack even more delicious .
Number five crackers .
Now , when I say crackers , I mean whole grain crackers with complex carbs that are low in calories .
When you buy this product , make sure its ingredients list mentions that they're 100% whole grain .
If you see something along the lines of made with whole grain , put the package back on the shelf , this most likely means that the crackers are made from white flour with the addition of some whole grain ingredients .
Now , if you put some hummus , a slice of cheese or some cottage cheese onto your crackers , you'll have a delicious whole grain snack .
Number four popcorn .
Now , it may seem surprising but popcorn is a perfectly safe snack to eat at night .
However , this doesn't refer to popcorn in a microwave bag which is loaded with butter , but the air popped popcorn you make on your own is ok and it will keep your waistline safe .
It's high in protein and fiber , low in fat and calories and free of salt and sugar .
And since popcorn is mostly fiber in air , it's also pretty filling season .
Your popcorn with garlic , salt , chili flakes or some herbs and spices .
If you wanna have some extra taste .
Number three eggs .
Now , an egg is another amazing snack option .
One egg contains only 75 calories , but it's very high in protein and will make you feel full for a long time .
In addition , eggs are as good a source of trip to as cheese and yogurt .
This means that after eating an egg , you'll start to feel content and sleepy .
Sorry , dozed off there .
Number two veggies , veggie snacks are the best .
They are healthy and low in calories .
They contain nutrients , vitamins and a lot of fiber and you can eat as many as you wish .
The trick here is that you often use as many calories to digest the veggies as they contain .
And if some calories are left , there's no chance that they will be stored in fat cells .
If you're aware of your annoying tendency to get hungry at night , prepare some celery carrot sticks or a mixed vegetable salad in advance .
And number one banana .
Although bananas are quite high in calories , they also contain a high amount of potassium and magnesium .
Thanks to these elements , bananas are unbeatable relaxers .
This fruit also contains a lot of fiber which is great for digestion and heart health .
Bananas are also rich in trip to as you already know , trip helps produce melatonin which will make you sleepy .
Wow , yogurt , cut of cheese and bananas .
That's a trip to triple frat .
Now , all these products are real lifesaver when you want to quench your hunger and keep your waistline slim at the same time .
But there are products you should never let yourself indulge in late at night or before going to bed .
Here's a bonus foods to avoid fast carbs .
If we get into the scientific explanation , fast carbs are carbs with a high G I and GL .
As a result , they don't make you feel full for long , but they do make you way more in the morning .
The list of such products is simply too long to include here .
Generally speaking , avoid sweets , cakes , candies , doughnuts and so on .
They all go straight to your waistline .
Apples surprise .
Although apples are low in calories and loaded with all sorts of nutrients .
It's best to eat one in the morning or early afternoon .
The reason for this is that apples are rich in fiber and pectin , which is found in their peel .
It takes your body a while to digest them and this may disturb your sleep and make you feel uncomfortable , alcohol , although alcohol can make some people sleepy , it also dehydrates your body and makes you feel hungry .
As a result , you may wake up in the middle of the night .
Feeling exceedingly hungry .
Spicy food is no secret that spicy and salty foods dehydrate you .
And when you wake up in the wee hours of the night to drink some water , you'll most likely want to eat as well .
So do you have your own late night snacking tricks ?
Which is your favorite tip ?
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