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A Nutritionist Lists The Best Late-night Snacks

By Robert J. Matthews

Cheese and wholegrain crackers

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Many nutrients, like calcium, magnesium, and protein, are found in lighter cheeses like cottage, Goat's, and Jarlsberg. 

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The rich mouthfeel of these cheeses will satisfy your hunger without making you want to eat more like carb-based and sweet foods do.

Wholegrain toast with nut spread

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Sometimes we just want to eat something to keep our mouths full, and other times we are truly hungry. 

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If your stomach is empty late at night, the best thing to do is eat a healthy, filling snack. It will keep you full for several hours.

Plain yoghurt with fruit

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Fruit has natural sugars, but it can also be high in carbs, and not a good idea to eat late at night.

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Instead, try mixing fruits that are lower in sugar, like berries or passionfruit, with plain natural or protein yogurt.

Handful of nuts and seeds

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It's best to eat nuts and seeds late at night because they are high in good fats, protein, and several important micronutrients.

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Such as zinc, and low in carbs compared to foods like cookies and cereal bars that we usually think of as snacks.

Popcorn

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Popcorn is a great snack when you want something to eat but know there are healthier choices like fruit or vegetables.

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