Many people face with the problem of overeating, which besides excess weight causes fatigue, loss of concentration and abdominal bloating. Besides reducing portions and self-control, you should know that there are some foods that can stop you from overeating because they prolong satiety and are easy to combine with other delicious foods.
1. Leafy green vegetables
Spinach, kale and lettuce contain very few calories, while on the other hand are very rich in vitamins and fiber, that create a feeling of satiety.
Nuts are an excellent source of fiber and magnesium, and they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy fats that slow down the digestion of carbohydrates and lower blood sugar levels. Fiber from nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts linger longer in the digestive tract and create a feeling of satiety. When you feel hungry, reach for some of your favorite healthy snacks or combine them with your favorite salad or yogurt.
These tiny seeds contain protein and omega-3 fatty acids which reduce appetite and increase levels of the hormone cholecystokinin, which is in charge of regulating appetite. Ground flax seeds are quickly absorbed by the body, therefore you can take one tablespoon of flax, stir in yogurt or sprinkle over sliced fresh fruit for a complete and healthy snack.
Fresh or dried mint is great as a condiment in soups, stews and desserts because it speeds up digestion and encourages fat burning. Its intensive aroma complements very well with tomatoes, peas, pineapple, lemon and orange, and when you are not able to drink mint as a tea, just sprinkle some dry mint leaves on your food.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great addition to foods, because slows down the passage of food through the digestive system, which significantly reduces the need for unnecessary snacks. Apple cider vinegar slows down the release of glucose in the organism, and the body has no desire for food. Besides in salads, you can add apple cider vinegar in stews and soups, or mixed with water as a drink before eating.