Sunday, 20 April 2014
5 Foods That Prevent Overeating and Keep You Full All Day
Do you find that you're having afternoon snack craving far too often? Include these five healthy ingredients into your diet and you'll be feeling fuller longer.
1. Almonds: The healthy fats and protein content of almonds make them highly stiating. Almonds can actually help with weight loss, lowering cholesterol, and are rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin E.
They have zero carbohydrates and contain 6 grams of protein in one ounce, not to mention a hefty 3 grams of dietary fiber. They're also a great option for diabetics and those with blood sugar issues. Toss a handful of almonds into your bag to munch on between meals with dried cranberries!
2. Eggs: Eggs are plentiful, inexpensive, soaring with vitamins, and easy to prepare in dozens of different ways. They're also one of the best sources of protein. When choosing eggs, look for Certified Organic eggs so you're not eating growth hormones and antibiotics from the chickens. No need to eat just the egg whites; the yoilks of eggs are filled with nutrients and healthy fats to keep you full without having cravings for sweets after your meals. Add a poached egg or two to your breakfast toast, try a soft-boiled egg atop your luchtime salad, or enjoy a simple egg salad for dinner.
3.Quinoa: Even though we use quinoa like a grain, it's actually a nutritious, high-protein seed. The protein quality and quantity in this seed is superior to most other grains. It's higher in calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and zinc than barley, wheat or corn. Quinoa is also high in iron and has 5 grams of fiber in a 1/2 cup. Use it like rice--this powerful "grain" is that versatile. quinoa can be an entree or side dish. Add a few scoops of fluffy quinoa to your taco, cereal, salad, or stir-fry an easy and satisfying gluten-free meal any time of the day.
4. Avocados: These decadent, creamy fruits are full of healthy monounsaturated fat--the good kind of fat that helps with inflammation an bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other inflammatory issues. Eat an avocado mashed on toast, tossed into a salad, or enjoyed in a smoothie; their creamy consistency makes them incredibly adaptable in many recipes, eliminating the need for dairy. Toss a few slices in your lunch to keep you safe from those afternoon chocolate cravings.
5. Walnuts: In the nut world, walnuts get the prize for containing the highest amounts fo omega-3 fats. Walnuts are also a great tool for managing your weight because thy alleviate hunger and can help control your appetite while eating. They're naturally nutrient-dense, meaning they've got a lot of essential nutrients for a small percentage of daily calories. Toss a few walnut into your oatmeal, or add a few to soups and salads for an extra crunchy topping--better than croutons!