Reach For These Snacks If You’re Hungry Late At Night

Some nutritionists say that you shouldn’t eat right before you go to bed, and that’s true, however, when you get the late-night munchies, sometimes it’s hard to go to sleep on an empty stomach. Because eating at night can affect your sleep, it’s extra important to make sure that your late-night snacks are healthy. Don’t binge on sugar or food items that contain caffeine.

Keep reading to find out what’s okay to eat before you go to bed.

Air-Popped Popcorn

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Tony Webster/Flickr

Microwave popcorn is often very oily and salty, but if you buy plain popcorn kernels and pop them yourself in an air popper or on your stovetop, you can have a healthier alternative in minutes.

Regular popcorn kernels, when popped, are a great source of whole grains, fiber, and polyphenols. When you pop your own popcorn, you get all of the popcorn taste without the added sodium and trans fats. you can lightly season it with a bit of sea salt, nutritional yeast, or cinnamon for sweetness.