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11 Healthy Late-Night Snacks Nutritionists Actually Recommend

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Should you snack at night?

It’s just past midnight, your stomach is growling, and your mind wanders to your pantry. Should you give in to your craving?That depends.Late-night or midnight snacking isn’t usually a great ideaespecially if you are intermittent fastingbut sometimes you need a little something to tide you over until breakfast. And that’s OK if you make a healthy choice, says Robin Foroutan, an integrative medicine dietitian at the Morrison Center in New York City and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”If you know you’re not going to sleep because you’re hungry, then having a snack might be a good idea,” she says. “It can also be a good idea for those whose blood sugar dips too low during the night.”But if nighttime snacking is becoming the rule and not the exception, take a closer look at your eating habits and food choices during the day, she says.If you crave the occasional midnight munchie, you are not alone; there’s even a cottage industry that now caters to late-night snackers with “sleep-friendly” treats that contain ingredients known to promote sleep and relaxation.From sweet to savory and everything in between, here are 11 healthy late-night snacks nutritionists actually recommend.

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