You have probably heard that eating after 8 PM is not good for your health, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. However, what you eat probably has an edge over the time you eat. Eating at night isn’t a bad idea, given that you eat right. Low-glycemic carbs can help to control blood sugar and also regulate appetite, so eating these types of foods at night will be of great benefit, especially for the following morning. Also, certain protein-rich foods can help you build your muscles while you sleep. Below are some healthy snacks that you may want to consider eating at night.
1. Strawberry-banana ice-cream
Ice-cream is not a bad idea for a late-night snack, but it is often seen as an unhealthy food because of its calorie count. With strawberry-banana ice-cream, you can worry less about calories. Slice two over-ripe bananas and one cup of strawberries and put them in the refrigerator. After they have frozen, blend the strawberries and bananas in a food processor, on high settings, until it is a smooth liquid. You now have your strawberry-banana ice-cream with no added sugars or fat, and little to no calories.
2. High-protein cake batter
Who doesn’t love cake batter? While cake batter is a snack that everyone would love to eat, it doesn’t go down well with dieters. It’s really not easy to endure cravings, especially for cake batter. So in this case, it’s best that you opt for high-protein cake batter, as it packs 19 grams of protein. You can combine it with vanilla protein powder or any other flavor.
You can always add a spice to your regular milkshake and take it at night. Add casein protein powder or a milk protein powder blend that contains both whey and casein proteins. Casein helps to thicken the milkshake and is known to contain anti-catabolic properties, which helps to prevent excessive muscle breakdown after engaging in an intense workout.
4. Warm milk and honey
Warm milk is often used as a sleeping aid, but what effect does honey have when added to it? Adding honey to your warm milk helps to boost the sugar content, which gets easily digested and stimulates hormones to drive the formation of serotonin. The serotonin assists the milk in inducing sleep both psychologically and physiologically.
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