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Foods that Tell You You Are Full

October 8, 2014



Due to the obesity rates in the world today it’s obviously that people are overeating. Our bodies have a natural trigger that tells us when we are hungry and when we are full. But due to the foods that we eat, people tend to miss the latter. By eating natural foods such as fruits and vegetables the body is able to better signal you when to put down your fork and tell you, you are full. It’s a matter of listening to your body and by eating the right foods you can better interpret the signs.






Apples

Apples are full of fiber and high in water content. High fiber foods, like apples take longer to digest, making you feel full longer. Also apples skin contains pectin a soluble fiber that is a natural appetite suppressant.



Lentils

Lentils are packed with protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The soluble fiber in lentils traps carbohydrates, slowing down digestion. With 30% protein, they keep you feeling full for hours. These tiny powerhouse legumes are inexpensive and go great without just about anything.

Avocados

Avocados contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, a rarity. However both are needed to keep the digestive tract running smoothly. The soluble fiber slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in the body, making you feel fuller for longer. Avocados also contain oleic acid a monounsaturated fat which helps to lower cholesterol. Oleic acid activates the cell receptors in the brain which make you feel full.

Nuts
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Nuts are high in protein, fiber, fat, minerals and micronutrients. The problem, it’s hard to eat just 1 serving.  Walnuts, almonds and macadamia nuts have mono and polyunsaturated fats which are good for your heart. Peanut and almond butter are also good but only 1 spoonful at a time.

Eggs

Eggs are low in calories but high in protein, which helps you feel satiated until lunch. Eggs are the perfect combination of protein and fat, making them a great food for breakfast, or any meal for that matter. When you eat eggs it stimulates the body to release the hormone PPY to be released. This hormone helps you to feel full.



Spicy Hot Foods

Hot foods and spices rev up the metabolism, but they also make you feel satiated. This includes hot sauce, chilies, hot peppers, and anything else that adds spice to your meal.