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Can Foods Increase Willpower?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 22, 2012
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Can Foods Increase Willpower

Temptation starts from the moment you wake up in the morning, accompanying you to the workplace and everywhere else you go. A mere sight of mouth-watering delicacies, cookies and chocolates divert you from the path of good health to weight gain.

So, what do you think are your options for appetite control so that you don’t getlured by temptations? Surprising though it may sound, but there are certain foods that will supply you with ample will power. Do you think you can handle it? Read on, in that case.


[Read: Foods for a Healthy Mind]


Foods for Improving Willpower

A balanced diet, encompassing variety of fruits and vegetables, is no doubt healthfull. The nutrient-rich foods should be an integral part of lifestyle, to maintain blood sugar balance and sustaining energy levels along with enhancement of mental capabilities.

  • Vegetables and Fruits – Inclusion of veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and peas will keep you full and will let you control your appetite cravings. Moreover, eat lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon, strawberry shakes and orange juice everyday to keep you energised. Make sure that you are carrying fruits to your workplace, otherwise hunger pangs will tempt you for something you must not have. [Read: Benefits of Vegetarian Diet]
  • Sugar-Lemonade – A sugar-lemonade drink can replenish self-control by restoring glucose levels, thus, suppressing cravings. There is also a scientific evidence of sugar-sweetened lemonade raising glucose levels immediately. Moreover, sugar-lemonade also helps indirectly (helping in digestion, detoxification of liver and managing blood pressure).
  • Eggs – Egg yolks are easy source of energy. Besides, eggs fulfils nutritional requirement of vitamin D and proteins.
  • Whole-grain Cereals – High-fibre whole grain cereals lowers the release of glucose into the bloodstream and provide consistent energy to the body.
  • Water – Water is another appetite suppressant. Drink as much water as you can.


[Read: Top 10 Brain Boosters]


If you don’t have diet chart, we’d reckon that you make one. Structuring a diet chart will make things organised. Discuss with a dietician to make it interesting for your taste buds, with lot of foods that you love, which offer no harm to your health. Just make sure that adhering to the plan and executing it every day remains easier and flexible.

Besides holding yourself and not eating enough, you must ensure that you are not starving your body of glucose. If you’ve planned dietary chart, make sure that you are after realistic goals that will help you manage your weight and wellness.

Don’t be an emotional eater. Eating without realising that you are will only make you regret it later. Choose healthfull food options, as your body needs energy along with willpower to stand against tempting foods.


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