Remember walking stealthily in the dark towards the fridge and gorging on a bowl of ice cream and other sweets, in the middle of the night? This is one of the major causes of weight gain. 

Here are some midnight snacks you may consume without feeling guilty:

1. Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits are always a healthy option. Some fruits contain a good amount of serotonin for the brain. Fruits may even enhance your sleep and give a boost to your metabolism. 

If you have a sweet tooth, try some cherries. You can even extract the juice out of cherries and satisfy your taste buds. 

However, if you are a diabetic, juices should be avoided and whole fruits are always a better alternative.

2. Popcorn

This can be the perfect snack to satisfy your hunger pangs. Buy corn kernels and make popcorn at home. 

Popcorn is a whole grain and is thus healthy. Air-popped popcorn with minimal or no oil provides the best health benefits.

3. Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a better alternative as it has less sugar and is recommended for a midnight snack. It can promote relaxation and help curb appetite. 

4. Nuts

Nuts like pistachio, almonds, and walnuts work as a healthy alternative to reduce midnight cravings too.

5. Salads

A healthy salad is both nutritious and a hit with the taste buds. 

You can try several types of salads (of course, only if you are in the mood to make one at midnight!). 

6. Bananas With Peanut Butter 

Slice a banana and put some peanut butter on it. A healthy and delicious snack is ready for you. However, diabetics should refrain from this snack. 

7. Smoothies

These are considered healthy for midnight snacking. Blend a fresh fruit or vegetable of your choice with a suitable base such as milk or yoghurt. 

Drinking chaas or eating yoghurt may even enhance the quality of your sleep. 

Additionally, what you do throughout the day may help to curb your midnight eating urges. 

The key to controlling your midnight pangs is having a planned and balanced nutritious diet. Change your food habits and experience the difference!


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