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Healthy Nighttime Snacks for Kids

by Donald F. Norton 03/04/2019

Do you find it absurd giving your kids snacks before going to bed? You shouldn’t be because keeping the tummy full and joyful before going to bed means a lot rather than waking up so early like 5:00 am to get the belly refilled. A bedtime snack should be taken an hour before the child's bedtime because it will help make your kids fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply. Here is a list of healthy snacks you can give your kids at night:

Banana

Bananas are a great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and tryptophan, an amino acid that produces serotonin that aids the body to modulate sleep and provides the relaxation your body muscles needs. You can enjoy this either blending it to get a smoothie or eating it just like that.

Oatmeal

Complex carbs have many health benefits and oats are rich with complex carbohydrates which aids in digesting slowly, stimulates serotonin, and this hormone helps decrease stress level. Oats are a great source of melatonin which regulates our sleep and wake cycle. So a warm bowl of oatmeal isn't a lousy bedtime snack.

Dairy Products

Milk, yogurt, and cheese are examples of dairy products, and they are rich with a great source of calcium which contains amino acid tryptophan. It induces sleep, helps in digestion, builds muscle, and increases your quality of sleep. A glass of warm milk or milk with cereals is also considerable.

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great way to produce the nutrients your body needs to fall and stay asleep all night. It contains vitamins and minerals that every kid need.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is rich in protein. It contains an amino acid called tryptophan which is converted to the brain as melatonin to aid sleepiness. It is more effective when eaten with carbohydrates like bread, and jelly, to help boost the tryptophan hormones. 

Honey

Honey includes copper, iron, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, zinc and sodium. Taking a little amount of sugar before bed is good because it helps the brain function at night. Your kids can have 1-2 teaspoons or eat with toast before going to bed. 

Apples 

Apples help in relaxing muscle and nerves which speeds slumber. It is rich in potassium and magnesium. You can serve it with peanut butter or string cheese.

For healthier snack options or the most healthy portions of the snacks above, talk to your family doctor or nutritionist.

About the Author

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Donald F. Norton

Thank you for viewing my website, and why I hope you will choose me to represent you as your agent whether your buying or selling here in the Boston/North Shore area. A lifelong resident of Somerville, married to Patricia in 1967 and together we raised a small family, we owned our first home in 1972 a single family and our second home was in 1976 in the City Hall area of Somerville, we both have worked for the city off and on over the years, but together we got our Brokers license in 1977. With a small group of individuals we opened our first company in 1983, lower Broadway with Ross Blouin, Don Snow, Ron Marble, Roy Scarpato, Jerair Gharibian and Stan Koty we ran a successful Real Estate company till 1990 when we all broke up and decide to go on our own way, still maintaining a friendship the entire time.    In 1990, Patricia and I purchased the ERA franchise for the local area, that we kept for just about 20 years and then decided it was time to move on without the high cost of a franchise and to maintain the business on our reputation which was and is one of the best in the area. We pride ourselves on innovations and moving ahead of the business, being first in a web page using the internet to market homes, being one of the first to look at Buyer agency as a unique opportunity to represent clients interest in buying as well as our clients the sellers in selling. We are proud of our work, our long time in the business, lots of agents and brokers come and go, we are still here, one of the oldest companies to keep on moving ahead. I am also a state certified Real Estate Teacher, since early 1990's. I have taught at Somerville High Adult Evening School for about 18 years, successfully having a high success rate in students passing the exam. I am a member of the TAN network of broker/agents, Top Agent Network, which is an exclusive organization of only those agents who have obtained top sales over the years, I rank in the top 20% of the agents/brokers active today and have for many years. I have sold over the years, churches, shopping centers, large commercial and all kinds of residential properties throughout Massachusetts since 1977. I personally and as a broker/owner have never had a violation of Ethics or even a lawsuit for myself or our company. I teach our agents to represent clients in buying or selling a property as if it's their own transaction. We stand by our clients as if they were the only ones we represent.