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5 Most Annoying Snacks to Have Late at Night

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By Scott

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1. Pizza

The acidic sauce and high-fat cheese that pizza is made of may cause you to wake up with a stomachache.

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Most traditional pizza options offer significant fat and calorie amounts, which may contribute to weight gain if eaten in excess at snack time.

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2. High-Sugar Cereals

Cereal can be a suitable snack prior to bedtime, but choose high-fiber, lower-sugar options. Choose one with more fiber and protein than sugar.

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Eating cereal containing high amounts of added sugar right before bed can cause a spike in your blood sugar and increase insulin levels, causing you to wake up feeling hungry.

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3. Chips

Chips, with some oil fat and little fiber or protein, are one of the worst nighttime offenders.

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Other than that, they're primarily unhealthy refined carbs. Replace with popcorn or whole-grain crackers.

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4. Candy

Dessert cravings are typical after supper. If you don't eat well throughout the day, your body desires sugar at night because it's the fastest energy source.

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Replace candy with fruit or dark chocolate to satisfy your cravings healthier. Candy contains additional sugars with minimal nutrients. 

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5. Spicy Food

Eating spicy foods at bedtime can cause your heart rate to increase, making it more difficult to fall asleep.

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It can also increase the risk for acid reflux and tummy upset throughout the night.

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