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7 Foods That Supress Appetite

Posted Mar 08 2010 5:26pm




People are always looking for that   easy road to weight loss. In reality, there is no magic pill. If you want a lean, healthy body you must earn it. Diet pills are not only dangerous, they're ineffective. Crash dieting is only temporary, not to mention extremely unhealthy. However, there are foods that are known to suppress the appetite when you include them in a balanced, nutritious diet!

So what are some of these super foods that will help you in your journey to a healthy lean life?

  • Ginger Root:This super food should be a staple in every household. Some benefits of ginger root include appetite suppression, aiding in digestion, alleviating high blood pressure, treating nausea or morning sickness in pregnant women and lowering LDL cholesterol. Brewing it in a cup of tea will give you all those benefits and can even fight-off seasonal colds!
  • Broccoli:broccoli is high in fiber, which helps aid in digestion and helps you to feel fuller longer, warding off those unhealthy cravings later in the day!!
  • Tofu:This vegetarian favorite is rich in peptide YY (peptide tyrosine-tyrosine, or PYY), which arecirculating hormones that signal satiety, which results in less food intake and lower body weight.
  • Pine nuts:These edible seedssuppress your appetite by increasing hormones that interfere with the fat hormone leptin, which   triggers hunger. Pine nuts alsoslow the emptying of your stomach, helping you feel full. These benefits are due to a powerful hormone called cholecystokinin (or CCK). In fact,pine nut oil has been used for centuries by the Siberian culture to suppress appetite in times of low food supply, such as a long cold winter.
  • Fennel:Rich in phytoestrogens, it is often used to naturally treat irritable bowel, and problems with kidneys, spleen, liver (the bodies detoxifying organs) improving digestion & suppressing appetite.
  • Green Tea:green tea has been known to benefit in weight loss. It is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: which has been known to be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
  • Chilis:some studies suggest the capsaicin found in the peppers should form part of a healthy, weight-reducing diet.



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