Top 10 Home Remedies To Decrease Your Appetite
We’re all trying to stay health conscious and watch our appetites, but did you know there are a number of every-day foods we can eat that can actually help us feel more full and less hungry? Here are our Top 10 Home Remedies to Decrease Appetite.
An all-around great snack, almonds are packed full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. One of their lesser known benefits, though, is their ability to suppress your appetite by helping you to feel more full, and in turn, eat less.
Avocados are similarly full of all sorts of good things for the body. They are a great addition to any meal, and are an exceptionally filling home remedy for your appetite. Avocado is rich in ‘good fats’ and fatty acids. So they alert your brain to a sensation of fullness, indicating to the body to stop eating.
The contained fats are also considered healthy fats, meaning you will feel satisfied without negative health effects, and, additionally, the sense of fullness is longer lasting.
Some fruits, such as apples, are great natural hunger suppressants. Because of their nature and texture, they require more time to eat, forcing you to slow down. As a rule, slowing down your eating gives the brain time to process the intake of food, and thus register it is full.
When you eat quickly, you can by-pass this process and over-fill yourself. Apples, particularly, have the added bonus of pectin and soluble fiber, both of which help you to feel more full.
#4. Dark Chocolate
While this may seem an odd choice, dark chocolate is a great natural home remedy that can actually help to suppress your appetite. Ensure, however, that you choose dark chocolate, that is to say, chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa.
The higher cocoa content means it will also be lower in sugar, which can add weight, while the bitter taste lowers your appetite. Dark chocolate also contains steric acid which slows down digestion, thereby helping you to feel full for longer.
#6. Pine Nuts
Fatty acids are a great way to fill up in a health-conscious way. Pine nuts in particular contains pinolenic acid, which lowers appetite and tells your brain your stomach is full. Pine nuts are also high in protein, a great source of energy and excellent way to keep your appetite low.
Yes, coffee can be a good natural remedy to suppress your appetite. (In moderation of course). The caffeine so prevalent in coffee beans helps to reduce appetite. Additionally, coffee helps to speed the metabolism which helps you burn off calories more quickly.
#8. Grapeseed Oil
Another oil rich in the ‘good fats’, grapeseed’s linoleic fatty acid will help you control your appetite and suppress hunger. It also works to keep you feeling full longer, by slowing down processes in your body which would otherwise cause you to feel hungry.
#9. Sweet Potato
Though sweet potato is high in starch, often a bad choice when looking for health-conscious foods, sweet potato is in fact one of the best natural remedies to reduce your appetite. The particular starch in sweet potato can in fact act as an appetite suppressant, and because it takes longer to digest, it helps to keep the body feeling full for longer.
Again high in ‘good’ fatty acids, many kinds of fish, such as salmon, are especially high in Omega-3 fatty acids. In order for the body to break down these fats, it creates leptin, which has the added side effect of lowering the appetite. Salmon is also a great alternative protein, which helps you feel full and satisfied much longer than carbohydrates-heavy foods.
Try out the above natural home remedies to suppress your hunger and have the perfect figure in no time!