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Thursday 17 September 2015


1.  GREEN TEA: an age-old traditional drink of the Chinese is also available in our local markets. The patechins in green tea hamper the movement of glucose into fat cells. This slows down the rise of blood sugar and prevents high insulin. When your blood sugar is stable so is your appetite.
2.  DARK CHOCOLATE: its appetite suppressing quality lies in its bitter taste. Choose 80-100% dark cocoa. Also the steric acid in dark chocolate helps slow digestion to help you feel full for longer.
3.  EGGS: Eggs are good appetite suppressant especially when eaten in the morning. No matter what we have for breakfast. Taking one egg with the superlative quality   protein and vitamin A will obviously supply you nutrients and energy all day.
4.GINGER: Ginger has been deemed as the cure for stomach disorders since ages. The chemical composition of ginger can affect your digestion and hunger in the best way by adding normal digestion and being a great source of fibre. It has the inherent property of reducing hunger. Add ginger to your tea and fruit juice for that twist. You can even make it a necessary additive for your vegetable preparations.
5.  AVOCADOS: Avocados are high in energy, but the fat they are composed of are the good ones. The essential fats in avocados actually trigger the satiety feel.
6.  APPLE: Apple of all varieties and types help suppress hunger for a number of reasons. First, apples are filled with soluble fibre and pectin which help you feel full. Apples also regulate your glucose and boost your energy level. Finally, Apples require chewing time, which helps slow you down and gives your body more time to realize that you are no longer hungry.

7.  CINNAMON: Cinnamon like other ground spices such as cloves and ginger, helps lower your blood sugar levels which in turn controls your appetite
8.  SWEET POTATOES: according to food scientist, potatoes contain a special type of starch that resist digestive enzymes making them stay in your stomach longer and therefore keep you full. They are rich in vitamins A&C.
9.  SKIMMED MILK: studies show that women who have at least one serving of dairy a day about 2 weeks before menstruation significantly decrease their cravings for unhealthy junk foods and processed carbohydrate
10.  CAYENNE PEPPER: according to recent research; just half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper can boost metabolic and cause the body to burn an extra 10 calorie on its own. Adding cayenne pepper cuts an average of 60 calories from your next meal
11.  OATS : This should not be surprising, the type of carbohydrates in oatmeal are slow digesting and keeps you feeling full for long after breakfast.   Why? Because they suppress the hunger hormone.   Also Oatmeal is low on the glycemic index.
12. GREEN VEGETABLES: Green vegetables like moringa leaf powder, kale, Spinach are loaded with nutrients that keep you energized while keeping your blood sugar normal.
As much as possible, ensure to go natural when making the above food choices


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