Some foods promote satiety, a feeling of lasting fullness. Indeed, each food brings a feeling of different satiety. The choice of food is therefore essential to avoid nibbling and weight gain.
What foods promote satiety?
1. EGG WHITE
Egg white contains high quality proteins. These proteins provide an important feeling of satiety. Eating an omelette for breakfast will make you full longer than eating cereal products.
Water is not really an appetite suppressant food but it plays an essential role in decreasing appetite. Drinking a large glass of water before each meal helps fill the stomach.
An apple is a perfect snack. It is a low calorie food and rich in pectins (soluble fiber). The pectins swell on contact with water in the stomach and cause a feeling of satiety.
The apple also has antioxidant properties and helps lower cholesterol in the intestine.
4. OAT BRAN
Oat bran is very rich in fiber which facilitates the digestion. Once in the body and in contact with water, the oat fibers swell, which leads to a reduction in appetite and consequently of nibbling. Oat bran can be eaten in a muffin or sprinkled on yogurts and salads.
5. AGAR AGAR
Agar agar is a Japanese seaweed well known in vegetarian cooking. It is often used to replace gelatin in culinary preparations. Agar agar soothes hunger because in the stomach, it swells and forms a gel in contact with water.
Almonds are particularly rich in fiber and protein. They quickly trigger a sense of satiety. A handful of almonds is enough to calm your sweet cravings.
7. LOW FAT WHITE CHEESE
Low fat white cheese soothes the feeling of hunger quickly. It does not contain many calories and is therefore a good snack.
8. WHITE MEAT
White meat is high in protein and low in calories. Eat a slice of ham or turkey when you crave salty.
Article written by Amélie Vincent, dietitian