Midnight snacking may actually be good for you. Studies have shown that eating a moderate snack consisting of protein or carbohydrates before bed can help build muscle, increase metabolism, lower next-day hunger and help you lose weight. With this good news, we’re sharing our favorite nighttime snacks below:
Packed with tons of protein and very little calories, beef jerky is a perfect before-bed snack. One serving contains 70 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of protein.
Cottage cheese contains the protein found in milk, which is believed to increase the cells’ production of protein. One serving contains 11 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of protein.
Cereal before bed may help weight loss. Oatmeal is a healthier alternative to sugary cereals. One serving contains 150 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of protein.
Click over to Men’s Health to find out why you should snack at night.
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