If you’ve ever felt guilty raiding the fridge at night for a midnight snack, here’s some news that will help you feel a little better about yourself.
Dietitians now believe that eating food late at night might actually be good for you.
For one thing, late-night snacks can help you sleep more soundly, leaving you more refreshed the next morning. And good sleep leads to better eating habits.
Also, it’s important to stabilize blood sugar levels with a snack before bed, especially if you eat an early dinner or are very active throughout the day.
Of course, reaching for ice cream or cookies is a bad idea.
But, enjoying complex carbohydrates like whole wheat bread, non-starchy vegetables, popcorn, and fruit works. And, don’t be afraid to add a little fat in there also, to slow down digestion and keep your blood sugar levels stable. (Time)