Satisfy your appetite with these high-fibre foods that also improve digestion.
Fibre is a rough-textured carbohydrate that fills you up, keeping snack attacks at bay. This is why health junkies advocate eating brown rice over white rice. In fact, this study from The Journal Of Nutrition shows that an increased intake of fibre in the gut prolongs satiety and, hear this — delays absorption of fat in the intestines. Here are seven high-fibre foods to include in your diet.
1 cup of cooked oatmeal provides 4g of dietary fibre. Treat yourself with a wholesome breakfast of oatmeal every morning, and experiment with other fibrous toppings such as berries, nuts, peanut butter and chia seeds to give you a steady supply of energy before lunch hour rolls around.
An apple is a wonderful snack that satiates you with its high-fibre content. A medium apple provides 4.4g of fibre that goes towards regulating your bowel movement for a healthy digestive system.
Chickpeas are versatile legumes that can be used in meals, or simply enjoyed as a snack. Just one tablespoon of chickpeas gives you 2.2g of fibre, making it a filling addition to healthy meals.
Ask for a serving of broccoli with economic rice to increase the nutritional value of your meal. One cup gives you about 2.4g of fibre, so munch happily on these crunchy, juicy florets.
Increase your intake of carrots as its rough texture fills your belly. A cup fills you up with 3.6g of fibre. Plus, one carrot contains only about 25 calories, making it a healthy and filling snack.
A medium avocado contains about 13g of fibre. Coupled with healthy fat, avocado is an excellent food that keeps you thoroughly satisfied, hours after your meal.
Crunch on a couple of almonds to satisfy your appetite. Plus, half a cup of these yummy nuts give you about 5g of fibre, and a host of healthy fat and vitamins to nourish you.