By Robert J. Matthews
Many nutrients, like calcium, magnesium, and protein, are found in lighter cheeses like cottage, Goat's, and Jarlsberg.
The rich mouthfeel of these cheeses will satisfy your hunger without making you want to eat more like carb-based and sweet foods do.
Sometimes we just want to eat something to keep our mouths full, and other times we are truly hungry.
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.
Fruit has natural sugars, but it can also be high in carbs, and not a good idea to eat late at night.
Instead, try mixing fruits that are lower in sugar, like berries or passionfruit, with plain natural or protein yogurt.
It's best to eat nuts and seeds late at night because they are high in good fats, protein, and several important micronutrients.
Such as zinc, and low in carbs compared to foods like cookies and cereal bars that we usually think of as snacks.
Popcorn is a great snack when you want something to eat but know there are healthier choices like fruit or vegetables.