If youâ€™ve ever felt guilty raiding the fridge at night for a midnight snack, hereâ€™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, itâ€™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.Â 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, donâ€™t be afraid to add a little fat in there also, to slow down digestion and keep your blood sugar levels stable.