Burning the midnight oil is sometimes unavoidable. If you are a student, you can definitely relate to this. If you are working, you can relate to this as well. Almost all of us have pushed our mental limits beyond the sun-lit hours of the day and sometimes, up till the sun rises again.
While staying all engrossed in work will help you finish faster, midnight hunger pangs are just too harsh to be ignored that easily. Today, we are going to help you pick the best things to munch on when hunger strikes after midnight.
Being a rich source of tryptophan, a sleep-supporting amino acid, almonds make an excellent midnight snack that simply requires zero effort to prepare and its protein content will keep you full all night.
Chocolate is one of the most misunderstood food items. While it is usually associated with bad health, its dark variant actually makes for a healthy midnight snack owing to its high levels of antioxidants. Added benefits include insulin sensitivity, and lower blood pressure.
Pistachios make an excellent choice as a midnight snack due to their comparatively low fat content as compared to other nuts. However, try to get shelled pistachios so that you simply do not get the luxury of putting a handful into your mouth and end up overeating.
While kale chips are no fool-proof way to trick your body into ditching the potato chips packet at midnight, the greasy carbs that typical potato chips offer is no match for the sheer abundance of vitamins and cancer-fighting chemicals in kale. Moreover, adding a pinch of salt, pepper and herbs can take your kale chips to another level, a level of taste from which it would be really hard to return back!
Make these food choices when that midnight hunger pang strikes so that your body can thank you later!