Midnight snacking is a condition that affects a lot of us.
Just as we snuggle on the couch with a plan to binge watch Netflix, it strikes – suddenly
and out of nowhere – the overwhelming temptation to raid the freezer for ice cream,
sweets and desserts.
Why it is that mid-night snacking is discouraged by everybody who cares, from your mom
to your fitness trainer?
“If you love fries and oily snacks,
you are doing more damage to
your body than you know.”
Midnight snacks become dangerous when you go for the unhealthy options like fried and
sugary stuff, and caffeinated drinks.
A study by University of California says that midnight binging can adversely affect your
brain function, especially the hippocampus.
This is the part of the brain that helps us in learning and creating memories.
If you love fries and oily snacks, you are doing more damage to your body than you know.
Your kidneys have a hard time filtering the toxins that come into your body with junk food.
Also, most processed snacks have traces of harmful trans fats in them, which accumulate
in your liver.
Over time, this will lead to liver dysfunction and other diseases.
“Midnight snacks become dangerous
when you go for the unhealthy options
like fried and sugary stuff, and
If you cannot do without your pre-sleep snacks, go for healthier choices like fruits, nuts,
organic non-dairy cheeses, multi-grain toasts, dry figs, or a bite or two of heart-healthy
Health and nutrition guidelines are not meant to dissuade foodies from eating the food they love.
You can undo some of the damage that unhealthy food does to your body by working out regularly,
eating healthy as often as you can, and choosing low-calorie and fat-free desserts.
Let’s see what our vital organs think about the midnight-snacking habit.
What types of foods do you snack on most often?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.