Following a healthy diet can be quite difficult due to the fact that we often feel hungry throughout the day, in between meals, for no apparent reason!
But, as it turns out, this happens because we don’t really offer our bodies all the nutrients it needs.
Feeling hungry all the time may not sound like the biggest problem but it can make you feel like you don’t have enough energy to be productive or even irritable and angry and can lead to weight gain and different related diseases as well.
Thankfully, all of this can be solved once and for all if you learn all about the nutrients your body needs and fulfill that need every day!
Celebrity nutritionist, Lovneet Batra, explains that “Hunger pangs caused by hunger hormones in our body occur for a number of reasons. And to fight them you need to find that right fix that stabilizes energy in our system.”
Batra also took to Instagram to share a few examples of food that can help with curbing the hunger pangs.
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Almonds – are seen as a superfood and for a good reason! After all, they are full of vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium, protein, healthy fats and fiber.The expert says that “Protein and fiber are both known to increase feelings of fullness. Also, the study found that consuming almonds reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated fat.”
Coconut – is another great snack that can keep the untimely hunger at bay.
Batra says that “The medium chain triglycerides (MCTs include capric, caproic, caprylic, and lauric acid) found in coconut are known to burn fat faster and reduce appetite leading to a spontaneous decrease in calorie intake.”
Not only that but the high fiber content in coconuts can also make you feel fuller, preventing overeating!
Sprouts – are wonderful to indulge in while on a diet. This is because they are high in protein which takes longer to digest, keeping the hunger hormone levels low in the body.
Buttermilk – is a great source of probiotics and is also high in whey protein.
It keeps us not only full but also hydrated for longer.
The nutritionist explained that “the high calcium and protein contents of buttermilk influence appetite and energy intake.”
Vegetable Juice with Flaxseeds – a healthy drink like this can help you get enough antioxidants and fiber, and also flush toxins out from your body.
By drinking a green juice and adding some flaxseeds to it, you’ll feel fuller all the while improving your gut health.