When it comes to weight loss, you know first hand that things can be challenging as you have to face many obstacles along your path to weight loss-- your hunger as well as appetite being just a few. Even though people many times confuse these two, hunger actually urges us to eat something to nourish ourselves whereas appetite is the overall desire to eat food. The latter, of course, can be controlled easily through natural means and in this article, you’ll find some foods and herbs that help suppress your appetite naturally so you don’t have to rely on any fancy pills or other dubious substances. Here they are:
High-fiber vegetables and legumes. Even though our systems never fully digest fiber, they actually need this to regulate bowel movements and make us feel full for longer so we avoid overeating. Experts agree that adults should take around 30 grams of fiber daily to reap its digestion-boosting benefits. Foods that are naturally rich in fiber are whole grains, spinach, carrots, artichokes, split peas, beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, avocados, flaxseed, and oatmeal.
Healthy Fats. A diet consisting mainly of healthy fats (and low in carbs) can help with weight loss through numerous ways: it fights inflammation, targets unhealthy fat deposits and of course, suppresses appetite as it gives you a feeling of satiety for longer. This why Keto diet and similar high-fat diets have increased in popularity over the years. Some good sources of healthy fats include fatty fish like salmon, sardines and tuna, avocados, ghee, eggs, flax seeds and animal fat e.g bacon in moderation.
Turmeric. Turmeric is well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory spice which is a staple in weight loss and health-boosting regimes. But besides fighting inflammation, turmeric can also help suppress appetite through controlling blood glucose levels, which lead to sugar cravings when imbalanced. A similar effect has also been found in other spices like red pepper, cumin, and curry.
Cassia seed. Although not widely known in the West, the cassia seed plant has been used for centuries in the Indian Ayurvedic medicine for numerous health ailments--from detox plain relaxation and stress reduction. This key ingredient contained in our Teatox formula can also help with weight loss through suppressing appetite and boosting the digestive process. Not only this, cassia seed also kills fungi/candida which causes sugar and carb cravings if left in the body uncontrolled. So if you want to suppress your cravings for sweets and carbs, this is the herb to take.
Green Tea Extract. Green Tea is famous for quite a few reasons--it is highly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial and the key compounds behind its potent action are catechins and caffeine. Both of these substances have been shown to suppress appetite, speed up metabolism, increase detoxification and ultimately help the body shed off extra pounds. And the best part is, pure green tea with no sugar added has next to zero calories.
Have you tried any of the above to suppress your appetite and control your cravings? Tell us in the comments below...