Because the ‘hanger’ struggle is real
Eating when you feel the urge is NB if you want to avoid feeling ‘hangry’, but what you choose to put in your mouth can also make a huge difference. Even when it comes to healthier options, not all foods are created equal when it comes to satisfying your appetite.
You see, naturally high-fibre foods are key when it comes silencing grumbling tummy for longer! You should aim to include a fibre source in every meal and snack, says Brooke Alpert, founder of B Nutritious.
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You know avos are high in monosaturated fats, but they also have a significant amount of fibre, says Alpert. In fact, one avocado has about 13.5 grams of the filling nutrient… just one of the fruits many health benefits. Plus, the seed is nutritious too (yes, really)!
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family of veggies, all of which are packed with nutrients. It has tons of antioxidants, which have cancer-fighting benefits, and it’ll seriously boost your fibre intake, says Alpert. One cup of boiled broccoli has 5.1 grams of it.
We don’t have to tell you how in vogue this high-fibre super food is – and there’s a reason kale’s so trendy: “Anything with these deep, dark green colours is super, super healthy and loaded with antioxidants,” says Alpert. And as for the fibre count, two cups of raw kale, packs 4.8 grams of fibre.
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“The colours in raspberries are really dark, which means, again, they’re loaded with antioxidants on top of the fibre,” says Alpert. They’ve also got a hefty dose of vitamin C. “I do think it’s possible to over-fruit – too much fruit does mean too much sugar,” says Alpert. “But a cup of raspberries is great” – and has eight grams of fibre.
Super-food chia seeds are crazy-versatile. Seriously – you can throw some in everything from yoghurt to cauliflower to peanut butter cookies! And get this: Just two tablespoons of them has 9.8 grams of fibre.
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