5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

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Dried Tart Cherries: Tart cherries contain melatonin, which is also known as the sleep-inducing hormone. Their sweet-tart flavor may satisfy your evening sweet tooth ... more 
Photo by: CN Digital Studio
Dried Tart Cherries: Tart cherries contain melatonin, which is also known as the sleep-inducing hormone. Their sweet-tart flavor may satisfy your evening sweet tooth while giving you an antioxidant boost and possibly helping you catch some zzz's. Just make sure to measure your portion and keep it to about a quarter cup serving to avoid a calorie overload.
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Tue, Mar 13, 2012 11:42 AM EDT
By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine




Last week I wrote about how to stop mindless eating in the evenings. However, having a small, planned snack in the evenings is not such a bad thing- it can actually help you sleep better. Choosing the right snack is key to satisfying your hunger without giving you sleep-disturbing indigestion or morning bloat and regret. Here are my top five favorite evening snacks. Remember to munch on them mindfully (I suggest turning the TV off while you nosh) and consuming them at least an hour before bedtime to prevent any stomach issues.




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