Eat Before You Go to Bed, Even if you work night shifts.
The sun is the cue for our body’s clock. It determines the body’s circadian rhythm. This, in turn, has an impact on all bodily functions. However, hunger will strike again if you eat too early and stay awake until late. We don’t recommend late-night snacking. The digestive system and metabolism go into rest- and recovery mode at night. The suprachiasmatic nucleus, located in the brain, controls the body’s clock. It determines the body’s circadian rhythm, affecting every bodily function, from hormone release to immunity to stress. It is best to avoid eating late at night and to avoid snacking too much before bed. This article will cover this topic in two parts.
These are snacks you can have after dinner and before bed:
It is better to eat light, nutrient-rich foods than sugary snacks. Mindless eating or munching will increase calories your body does not need and can be stored as fat. You can achieve good health by knowing your choices and how much you eat. These healthy options are great for late-night hunger pangs.
Milk is a great nighttime snack. It is rich in nutrients and contains carbs, proteins and calcium. It also has tryptophan, which aids in sleep. Yellow milk, which is the traditional Haldi milk, can be used to boost immunity. You will need about 200 ml.
Nuts and seeds
Nature’s little gifts of nutrients are nuts and seeds. These are rich in healthy fats, protein, fibre, antioxidants and other nutrients. They provide satiety as well as protection against non-communicable diseases. One ounce of nuts or 28-30gm of seeds per day.
You read that correctly! You can satisfy your body and mind with homemade gajar halwa, made with fresh carrots, less butter, nuts, and sugar. The carrots are rich in fibre and beta carotene, an important antioxidant. Ghee provides satiety and flavour. Limit your serving size to one bowl per night.
Fresh vegetable soups can be filling and warm in winter. They are almost free of calories if you don’t use butter. They provide the nutrition of the vegetable base ingredient; if the vegetables have been blended and not strained, they will add fibre.
If you like crunchy and salty foods, it is worth a try. One handful will suffice. They need to be chewed, and you’ll spend more time with them. The fibre, phytonutrients, and proteins are good for your health.
Healthy snacks include roasted foxnuts. They are low in calories, so eating 30gm of them will turn into a large bowl and keep you full. They are rich in minerals and phytonutrients. They should be roasted, not fried.
There are snacks you can have if you work night shifts.
Fruit and nuts
Seasonal fruits will supply calories, vitamins and minerals to energise you, while nuts and seeds will add fibre and protein to your diet. This will allow for a slower release of calories and help to maintain a steady intake.
Milk with nuts & seeds
Milk with nuts and seeds is a healthy, balanced combination that will keep you nourished and prevent hunger pangs. This is the best choice for those who are hungry.
A smoothie with the goodness of oats’ fibre, fruits’ antioxidants, and nuts’ protein makes it a healthy snack that provides energy and nutrition.
Multigrain Bread Sandwich
Night shift workers will love this multigrain bread sandwich, loaded with tomatoes, lettuce, and paneer. You can wash this down with antioxidant-rich green tea.