8 Foods to Help you Stay Awake at Night

Foods that are low in carbs and high in protein and essential vitamins are the way to go if you want to pull an all nighter working on assignments or cracking on an important project that needs to go in first thing in the morning. Here are 8 foods that will help you stay awake at night.

Cold water

Cold water

1. Cold water

No food beats ice-cold water. Having water every 30 minutes will keep you on your toes, feeling refreshed and mostly because you’ll have to use the rest room so frequently that you won’t be able to catch a nap.

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Whole grains

Whole grains

2. Whole grains

Whether it’s a simple, home cooked whole grain bread or cereal, the low sugar content and high levels vitamin B-complex helps to keep the brain alert and stimulated. Make yourself a whole grains sandwich when sleep strikes again.

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3. Cheese

Cheese contains high amounts of thyamine which helps you keep energized, alert and stimulated. In fact if the cheese is older, it contains higher the amount of thyamine. You can snack on plain cheese or whole wheat bread and cheese to help you pull an all nighter.

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4. Raisins

Raisins too contain high contents of thyamine which leads to hormone secretion that helps your brain stay stimulated. You can snack on them while working.

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5. Apples

Fresh, red, cold apples from the refrigerator with high iron content helps produce oxygen in the body. When the oxygen reaches different parts of your body, it stimulates your brain and keeps you active.

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6. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are tangy and the zing of vitamin C can really help you prevent sleep and push you to stay awake. The freshness of tomatoes will give you the much needed sudden boost of energy.

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Green beans

7. Green beans

Green beans are no magic but the Vitamin B 12 content activates the nervous system and keeps you awake and active for long. Chewing on a bowl of beans will help you keep up through the night.

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8. Walnuts

Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. It gives you the required energy boost and helps you stay awake all night long.

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  • Cold water
  • Whole grains
  • Cheese
  • Raisins
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • Walnuts

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