2 Snack Suggestions For Those Late-Night Cravings
This tip is courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging: Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. For more nutrition and health guidance, start your 14-day free trial now!
The snack foods you might choose to consume when it’s later in the evening and you are sitting in front of the television or reading a book – tend to be heavy on processed carbs and inflammatory fats, and likely high in sodium. This can lead to imbalanced sleep, weight gain, and water retention.
Instead of mindlessly reaching into a bag to curb a hunger pang or fight boredom, plan your dinner at a time that does not leave you hungry before bed, and if you must snack, opt for something that will tide you over while offering some nutritional value, such as plain yogurt with some organic berries, or a handful of almonds. Some studies suggest a small amount of healthy carbs, like berries, may aid in sleep.
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