7 Super Foods to Keep you Super Full
By Jose Martin Punzalan
Still hungry after an obscenely full meal? Well, Getting full is not just about how much you eat, but rather about what you eat. It’s not just about filling your stomach, but rather filling your body with correct nutrition it needs.
Here are some quick-serve food that will get you feeling full longer, starting right now.
An apple ad truly does wonders for health. It’s high water content gives it more bulk while maintaining a low-energy density. An added bonus is the fruit’s natural fiber content.
High water content of soup is responsible for satiating appetites faster. Moreover, the meat and vegetables add its nutritional content. Warm liquids can curb appetites faster. Just remember to eat broth-based soups instead of the cream-based varieties, which have more fats and calories.
Water is actually enough to make meals more satiating. Research that shows that people who drank two cups of water before meals ate 70 to 90 percent less calories compared to those who did not. Water is also important in keeping many of our body systems in good working order.
Eggs contain a good combination of protein and fat, which make it more satisfying than most breakfast foods. It reduces levels of ghrelin, a hormone that induces the urge to eat, while also increasing PPY, a hormone that helps the stomach feel full. If worried about the cholesterol in egg yolk, just eat the egg white. It still has the same satisfying effects.
Beans, lentils, chickpeas, peanuts; all these contain a good combination of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, and good fats that make it a good all around quick-fix snack food. It also takes longer to digest; therefore, it will keep you feeling full longer.
Wonder why popcorn is the choice movie snack? Aside from keeping you busily chewing for a longer time, it also has high satiety levels, rich fiber, and low calorie content. Just don’t salt or butter it up too much.
For starters, oatmeal has good fiber content, can maintain stability in blood sugar and insulin levels, and is low on calories. Cereal already takes long while to digest. Eat it with skimmed milk and you’ll definitely feel satisfied longer.
Losing weight is not starving yourself. As the Mayo Clinic suggests, the goal is to eat low energy density foods, which have low calorie content. Consider looking for foods that have high fiber and water content. If you can know the right kinds of food to eat , you will be eating less without depriving yourself of the good stuff. ZH