Whether you want to lose weight or just want to eat a healthy diet, it is important to keep your hunger and cravings at bay to achieve your goals. Here are some foods that can help you curb your appetite.
We all know why and how important it is to eat a well-balanced diet. But there are times when you wind up eating mindlessly because your meals are not keeping you as full as you had expected before eating them. Here are some foods that can suppress your appetite and keep you feeling full for longer.
Nuts are not just a great source of antioxidants but they also contain healthy fats that help keep your cholesterol levels low. But amazingly they are also loaded with appetite killing fiber that digests slowly and thus, stays in your stomach for a much longer duration than other carbohydrates, keeping your full for longer. Studies suggest that pine nuts have a unique fatty acid known as the pinolenic acid that helps in reducing appetite signals in the body.
We are sure this did not surprise you at all? Right? Oats are touted to keep you full for longer and they are also effective in squelching the desire to eat between the meals. Besides, oats can help you amplify body’s levels of the craving regulating hormone known as cholecystokinin that helps control or reduces hunger in some people.
You can also curb your appetite by eating an apple. The fruit contains ample amount of fiber that keeps you feeling full. Besides, this miracle food also contains pectin, which is known to prevent the rise in blood sugar levels that incite hunger.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Nothing could beat green leafy vegetables when it comes to suppressing appetite, as they are not only nutritious but also keep you full for long hours. So, if you are looking forward to suppressing your appetite, you should include more green leafy vegetables in your meals.
As you may know salmon fish contains omega-3 fatty acids which increase the production of leptin, a hormone that curbs hunger. If you don’t like eating salmon, you can try tuna and herring as they are also loaded with omega 3 acids.
Include flaxseeds, enriched with fiber, healthy omega 3 fats and protein, in your diet to suppress your appetite.
Studies suggest that eating an egg or two in breakfast suppresses ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite.
Did you know avocados can also help you curb your appetite? Well, avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which take a long time for our bodies to digest, thus, suppress they appetite.
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