We all know how hard it can be to break the habit of late night snacking. But what if we told you that it might actually be good for you? Heres a list of the best foods to eat before you go to bed, and how it can actually benefit your sleeping schedule.
1. Banana and nuts.
Have half of a banana with a handful of your favorite nuts. You’re getting tryptophan and carbs, it’s a great mix.
2. Crackers and peanut butter.
Get a few whole wheat crackers and spread on some all-natural peanut butter for a mix of complex carbs and protein with tryptophan.
3. A bowl of cereal.
The milk contains tryptophan and the whole-grain cereal adds the complementary complex carbs. Just be sure to ditch the Captain Crunch — avoiding sugar helps prevent a sleep-disruptive blood sugar crash during the night.
4. Cheese stick.
Munching on a low-fat cheese stick before bed supplies tryptophan. Plus, a lean protein can leave you calm and less frazzled while keeping your blood sugar on an even keel during the night, according to Kirkpatrick.
List provided by Huffington Post!