Every snack because you’re bored, still hungry, or for no reason at all? Us too. Luckily we’ve learned a ton about our bodies, our metabolism, and how different superfoods can curb your hunger. So put down those bag of chips while you’re working and forget searching the fridge late at night. These 20 superfoods have proven to help curb hunger, make you feel full longer, and help you avoid putting on unwanted weight.
If you haven’t heard of this amazing ‘pond scum’ then it’s worth taking the time to learn more. It’s packed with protein, iron, and fiber, which means it can help you fill full long after your meal. Plus it has the added benefit of fighting cancer and treating several diseases.
This nutrient-dense South American seed helps us keep healthy serum levels and is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and potassium. Which means chia seeds aren’t filled with empty calories, leaving you nourished and full.
The presence of medium chain fatty acids makes coconut oil different than most oils, these fatty acids have been shown to improve metabolism and make you feel more full, thereby making you crave less calories. But make sure to look for hydrogenated or raw coconut oil because all of the antioxidants and good fatty acids are kept intact.
Like many nutrient dense food that help curb hunger, flax seeds are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to keep hunger at bay. Not only that but flax seeds have been shown to help keep your cholesterol low, fight cancer & heart disease.
Almost like a magical food, ginger root has been used for thousands of years for healing purposes, flavouring, and to prevent illness. Modern research has found that ginger does, in fact, have some amazing properties that can reduce cholesterol and improve lipid metabolism which can suppress your appetite as well.
Dark chocolate has been proven to be a great source of antioxidants, vitamin A, calcium and zinc, in addition to being an effective food for reducing stress in women. It also contains compounds that slow down your digestion making you less likely to crave a snack soon after a meal.
Although scientists aren’t entirely sure, they believe that the peptide hormones in green tea act as an appetite suppressant. As if we needed any more reasons to drink green tea!
If herbs can be considered superfoods than cinnamon definitely earns that designation. It’s a proven anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anti-cancer, and antioxidant that also helps keep our appetite in control. Because it can also mimic insulin, it can help us avoid weight gain, so maybe it’s time for another cinnamon latte in the morning!
Flax is another food rich in fiber, omega-3’s and protein, which has also shown to leave you feeling fuller for longer. It’s also been proven to help you release more fat from your body and keep your cholesterol low.
You’ve probably heard of trying to drink a glass of water before every meal to help you eat less, well it turns out that’s true. Ensuring that you’re hydrated means you’re keeping your appetite in check and you will be less likely to consume too many calories.
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, can lower your chances of a stroke, and fight off cancer. Less known about lemons is that they’re also effective in fighting obesity and weight gain.
Apple cider vinegar has been a staple for detox diets and cleanses for years because of its high nutritional content. Its antifungal and anti-microbial properties have been shown to help us lose weight and keep the weight off. Hate the thought of an apple cider vinegar shot every day? Try making your own elixir or adding it to your lemonade!
Like lemons, this acidic fruit is full of vitamin C. They’re also full of fiber and other much-needed nutrients for healthy bodies. Having a grapefruit a day has also shown to lower cholesterol and help you lose weight.
Not only will an apple a day keep the doctor away, it will help you fit into your jeans too. Apples are full of soluble fibre that takes longer to digest and helps you feel full for longer. Apples have also been shown to boost metabolism, improve lung function, and reduced our likelihood of getting cancer.
Licorice root has been used to aid with weight loss in both supplements and creams and the results have been promising. The glycyrrhetinic acid in licorice root has been credited with giving it the sweet taste while speeding up our metabolism. However you can have too much licorice root so talk to your health professional about what a safe dose is for you before taking any supplements.
In addition to being full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and folate, it’s been shown in preliminary studies to aid with weight loss and support long term weight management. Seaweed supplements have also shown to help people lose weight but the taste of supplements is an acquired taste.
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