You know that feeling you get when you’ve stuffed yourself at dinner and your stomach is bursting at the seams? I certainly do! Even when I’m sure I’ll never be able to eat again for days, maybe even weeks after a carb-alicious meal, I’m still hankering for a snack come bedtime. Perhaps it’s purely a familiar ritual. Getting ready for bed necessarily requires a tiptoe into the kitchen in pursuit of a late-night munch.
Are you the same way? Do you find yourself needing to grab a quick snack before retiring for the night? If so, I’ve got some great news for you! There’s a bedtime snack that satisfies the sweet tooth, is 100% vegan, gluten-free, and will actually help you fall asleep. Sounds impressive right? You may be surprised to learn that this magical snack is a simple banana!
Bananas are truly the best snack to cure the late night munchies. They aren’t too high in sugar, like cookies and ice cream. The sugar they do contain is all natural, because they’re fruits! And did you know that bananas contain magnesium, Vitamin B6, and natural complex carbs that produce serotonin? Serotonin helps your body’s natural cues to fall asleep happen a little more easily. Even more, the potassium and magnesium in bananas are useful for relaxing our muscles. These nutrients help calm overactive neurons and reduce brain activity at night.
The next time you’re needing something to cure your hunger at bedtime, be sure to grab a banana. You’ll be dreaming in no time.