The constant sensation of hunger most of the people who are on a weight loss diet feel is one of the main obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals. The pharmaceutical industry offers many products designed to reduce appetite, from pills to powders, but not all of them are safe and efficient.
That is why more and more people turn to nature and to products in their own kitchen. Here are some of the most commonly used home remedies for hunger control, easy to find in almost any household.
Foods for Appetite Suppression
Vegetables and fruits – Known for their high content of water and nutritious substances, these foods also have a low caloric index. Consumed as part of your daily meals, they make you feel full for a longer period of time, especially when they are raw or cooked very little. Fruits and vegetables are also rich in fibers, another reason why they are recommended as effective appetite suppressants.
Low-fat yoghurt – Another very healthy food, it is a rich source of protein. Eating it between the main meals will help you reduce hunger and offer you the energy you need for putting up with your training sessions.
Nuts – They are a rich source of fibers, but they also contain healthy fats. A handful of nuts consumed on a daily basis will help you feel less hungry and more energetic.
Whole grains – Various cereals for breakfast, oatmeal and bread made of whole wheat are some of the foods in this category that help you keep your appetite under control. They contain a big amount of fibers that absorb the water in your stomach and make you feel full.
Herbs for Controlling Hunger
Herbs are another important category of home remedies effective in reducing appetite. They can be consumed as teas, decocts, powders or they can be incorporated in your meals as spices, the ones listed below being among the most frequently used.
Psyllium – The seeds are the parts of this plant used as appetite suppressant. They are crushed before they are consumed and they are taken with a glass of water. Psyllium seeds contain many fibers, reducing hunger when consumed before meals.
Chickweed – Calcium, riboflavin, selenium, betacarotene and niacin are just some of the nutrients this herb contains. The best way to consume it is as salads, but it can also be used as ingredient for different cooked dishes. Chickweed does not present acclimatization problems, so it can be found almost anywhere in the world.
Cayenne – It is used mainly as a spice, and it is known for significantly reducing the appetite. Consuming cayenne on a regular basis, but in moderate quantities, presents many other benefits for your health, like reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol and faster metabolism.
Of course, there are other home remedies for diminishing hunger, absolutely safe for your health. It is only up to you to include them in your diet and trust their qualities.
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