Right when you’re getting ready to sleep, your tummy starts screaming. And to eat or to just go to bed, it’s a question. Well, not for us. Feeling hungry? Just eat away. That’s our honest motto. Only in one condition - the food before bed must be healthy.
Here are the 5 nutritious food that are low in carb and delicious. No matter how late the night is, just snack it up.
1. Banana with Almond Butter
Cut a banana into a few slices, dip them in unsweetened almond butter. Doesn’t just taste super good, it actually helps you sleep too. Bananas, almonds and almond butter may help to boost melatonin - a sleep hormone, which makes you fall asleep faster.
Rolled oats, granola, muesli…... Think they’re just for breakfast? Think again. Oats contain sleep hormones that may put you into a good night sleep. Besides, oats are a good source of fiber, antioxidants, and numerous important vitamins that can protect the heart and lower the cholesterol level.
Other than keeping your tastebuds happy, pistachios consist of well-balanced nutrients that keep your body strong. They are high in fiber and protein and are also rich in antioxidants that protect the eyes. Most importantly, just a handful of pistachios provide a high level of melatonin compared to sleeping supplements. Couldn’t sleep at night? You can now happily snack your way to dream…... dream, dream, dream, dream……
4. Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
Here’s the good news, yogurt lovers! A little more than what yogurt is famous for - high levels of calcium and probiotics, yogurt can, in fact, help you to sleep better. You can even sprinkle some granola and nuts on top, enjoy a lovely bedtime yogurt bowl to relax after a busy day.
Get the ready-mix nuts from the store, or mix the nuts according to your own preference. Either way, you’re harvesting the nutrients of the nuts. For example, the good fats in them may reduce cholesterol level, fiber for healthy digestion and vitamins for a stronger immune system. Some of the ingredients may even offer melatonin for you to sleep like a baby. Ingredients included pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts and cranberries.