What to eat when you get hungry late at night?
Don’t worry, it happens to all of us! It’s important to remember that eating just before going to bed has several negative consequences - for our weight, our liver and even our teeth.
Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely recommend that you have your last meal 2 hours before bedtime. But if you really can’t resist or if you didn’t have time to eat before, these are some foods that will do the least harm to your body.
We’ve probably all heard that a glass of warm milk before bed can help us sleep better. But do you know why? Not only milk, but all dairy contains tryptophan. This is an amino acid that is transformed into serotonin once in the body. And serotonin is the most important hormone for regulating sleep.
Want a healthier alternative to milk? Try kefir - it contains fewer calories, fats, and sugars. It also has more health benefits than milk.
Turkey is a good source of protein and has low-fat content, making it easy to digest. Chicken breast is also a good alternative, however, turkey has less fat. But be careful! To keep it healthy, low in calories and easy to digest, don’t fry it!
Creamy pumpkin or broccoli soup
Pumpkin and broccoli contain many important nutrients - both minerals and fibre - so a nice creamy soup is the perfect nourishment!
Easy to digest and low in calories. Again, don’t fry it!
Eggs are a good source of protein, quickly satiate the appetite and are easy to digest.
Avocado makes a good alternative to eggs! Although it is fairly caloric (160 kcal per 100 g), it can also reduce the desire to snack by 40%.** This makes it the perfect ally in avoiding raiding the fridge late at night.
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**Source: El País, https://elpais.com/elpais/2016/02/03/buenavida/1454495608_382951.html