The Nevada LTAP Center’s Winter edition of its newsletter “Milepost,” recently published the following eating tips for snow plow drivers when working at night:
The body slows down during night-time hours, and greasy protein foods cause the body to want to sleep. When working at night, snow plow operators need to eat a well-balanced meal that is compatible with a slower, nighttime digestive system.
- Light protein foods such as chicken, turkey and fish
- Low fat foods such as fruits and vegetables, beans and peas
- Carbohydrates such as pasta, potatoes and bread
- Dairy products such as low-fat or skim milk, cheese and yogurt
- Soups and salad
- A light sandwich
- Light protein foods
- Low fat foods
Snacks during work
- Low fat dairy products
- Fruit, popcorn, cereal, plain cookies or baked crackers
Cut back on coffee, tea, smoking and chewing tobacco. These items contain caffeine or nicotine. Initially they are stimulants, but soon become depressants and make the heart beat slower.
This information appeared in Nevada’s Milepost, Vol. 22 No.4 on Page 3. The complete newsletter can be viewed here.