9 Foods That Help You Feel Fuller
Most of us know that both fiber and water fills you up and keeps you fuller longer between meals, but here are 9 foods you might not expect to fill-the-bill (and fill you up):
Homemade Broth-Based Soups
Forget the canned or pre-made versions. Most of these have way too much salt in them. Instead make your own out of satisfying healthy ingredients, such as vegetables, chicken or turkey, beans, barley and a low-salt soup stock or broth. The liquid and fiber will keep you full between meals.
Whole Wheat Pasta
When paired with a protein, such as grilled chicken, this whole grain keeps you full from one meal due to the fact that it takes complex carbohydrates and protein longer to digest.
When eaten before a meal, the fiber and liquid keeps you full so you eat less during your meal. And, because apples are low on the Glycemic Index scale, they are a great food to keep your blood sugar in balance.
Not on most radar screens as a filling food, salmon is a good source of both protein and the fatty acid Omega 3 – both known to slowly digest.
Unsalted and natural, almonds make a great go-to snack. Because they are rich in monounsaturated fat and fiber, it doesn’t take but a handful to fill you up and keep you full until the next meal.
Like most cruciferous vegetables, kale is full of fiber. Besides keeping you full, it also has cholesterol lower capabilities along with being an anti-oxidant and lowering your risk of certain types of cancer.
Most berries are good for you, but raspberries are the best. At 8 grams of fiber per cup, they’ll stave off hunger for a long time. And they are high in antioxidants and vitamin C.