Nutrition Tip of the Month: Feel Full, Not Fat
Being hungry and being on a diet are two very different things. Dr Joel Fuhram, a nutritionist and author of Eat to Live, breaks down whole foods that will fill you up and do you good.
Red Kidney Beans (cooked, 100g) – Beans are digested slowly, stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing feelings of hunger.
Strawberries (chopped, 100g) – Naturally sweet and low in sugar, strawberries donâ€™t raise blood glucose levels like a banana or a date would.
Chia Seeds (100g) – These act like a fat sponge in the digestive tract.
Walnuts (raw, 100g) – These are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids, a natural anti inflammatory. They also contain plant sterols, which bind fat and put it in your stool so the calories are not biologically available to the body.
Blueberries (frozen, 100g) – These are a good source of dietary fiber and have a low glycemic load.
Broccoli (raw, 100g) – Dark green vegetables are packed with nutrients and are so low in calories that they can be consumed in virtually unlimited quantities.
Tomatoes (raw, 100g) – Tomatoes are high in the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene helps defend the bodyâ€™s tissues against oxidative damage, a natural byproduct of our metabolic processes.