Are you someone who feels hungry all the time? If yes, then you surely know how irritating the feeling is. The continuous hunger not only keeps us angry all the time, but also lowers the energy by leaps and bounds. That’s not all. It also leads to untimely eating or over eating, leading to weight gain and other lifestyle diseases. But, have you ever wondered why do you feel hungry all the time? While some might think it is due to stress, the real reason, as per experts, is lack of nutrition. Before getting into details, let’s first understand what do we mean by wholesome meal. It is not eating to your heart’s content (which is important too!), but fulfilling the body’s daily nutrient needs. And if you do not do the same, you will end up feeling hungry all the time.
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Explaining the phenomenon, celebrity nutritionist Lovneet Batra states, “Hunger pangs caused by certain hunger hormones in our body occur for a variety of reasons. And to fight them you need to find the right fix that stabilises energy in our system.” And the best way to stabilise energy is by loading up of nutritional foods. Lovneet Batra further took to Instagram to share some food options that might help you curb those untimely hunger pangs. Take a look.
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Healthy Diet Tips: Here’re 5 Foods To Curb Untimely Hunger Pangs:
Almonds are considered superfood. They are enriched with antioxidants, vitamin E, magnesium, healthy fats, protein and fibre. According to Lovneet Batra, “Both protein and fibre are known to increase feelings of fullness. Also, study found that consuming almonds reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated fat.”
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Did you know, coconut can be a great snack to curb your hunger pangs?! “The medium chain triglycerides (MCTs include capric, caprylic, caproic, and lauric acid) present in coconut are known to burn body fat faster and reduce appetite leading to a spontaneous decrease in calorie intake,” the nutritionist explained. She further stated that the high fibre content of coconut meat could also boost the feeling of fullness, which subsequently might help prevent overeating.
The goodness of sprouts needs no introduction. It is always considered a great option to indulge in while maintaining a healthy diet regime. Lovneet Batra stated, “Chana sprouts are rich in protein and fibre that give you a feeling of being full.” Besides the protein content in sprouts helps us keep full for long – it takes longer to digest protein and also the hunger hormone levels in the body. These factors “potentially help you eat less at your next meal,” she mentioned.
Buttermilk or chaas is considered a great source of probiotic. It is high in whey protein and helps keep us hydrated and full for long. “Studies also suggest that the high calcium and protein contents of buttermilk influence appetite and energy intake,” added the nutritionist.
Vegetable Juice With Flaxseeds:
Vegetable juice makes for a wholesome drink. The ingredients (used in the juice) help you load up on antioxidants and fibre, further flushing out toxins from the body. It helps keep you full and promotes better gut health. “Add a dose of healthy fats with a tablespoon of roasted flaxseeds,” added Lovneet Batra.
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Now that you have these healthy diet tips handy, we suggest, implement them in your diet and enjoy healthy living. But always remember, moderation is the key.
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