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Natural Options To Curtail Food Intake

Today many people especially women suffer with obesity. The way to get rid of obesity is to reduce intake of calories and get rid of the excess fat in the body. Consuming hunger suppressant is the solution to this problem. When a person does not feel hungry his food consumption is automatically reduced and ultimately he or she will be losing weight. There are numerous man-made hunger suppressants that are available over the counter from the pharmacies. These products are combinations of various ingredients. Many of them fail to produce the desired results and few among then cause side effects also. Natural Appetite Suppressants are found to be very effective in suppressing the appetite for food and being natural products they never create any side effects. Moreover, they are easily available and are quite affordable.

Soluble fiber

A typical example for natural appetite suppressants is soluble fiber. Several foods and drinks that we consume have soluble fiber in them. Prunes, prune juice, apple, citrus fruits, barley, oats etc. are rich in soluble fiber. Unlike insoluble fiber the soluble fiber remains in the stomach for quite some time. Inside the stomach the fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel. Since the gel remains for a longer period in the stomach we feel stomachful for a longer time. After some time the gel gets excreted out.

Herbal products

All appetite suppressants are not in the form of food or drinks. They can also be food supplements. Various herbal concentrates in the form of dietary pills are available over the counter. These products are also cost effective, safe and without any side effects. However, it is advisable to consult a physician before using them.

The 5 popular appetite suppressants

Food SwapsAmong the numerous Natural Appetite Suppressants, then following natural products is very effective and widely accepted.

  • Egg
  • Coffee
  • Cinnamon
  • Avocado &
  • Dark chocolate

Nutritious foods as appetite suppressants

There are various foods and food combinations that act as very effective suppressants. A few among them are discussed here.

Almonds with oatmeal

The beta-glucan fiber content in oatmeal retards the digestion of carbohydrates. This enables the person to feel full for a longer period. When carbohydrates are subjected to slow burning, the action of the hunger causing hormone gherlin is also suppressed. The fats and proteins provided by the almonds also consume more time to digest. Half cup of boiled oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds is quite sufficient.

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon                                     

The starch in sweet potato contains slow digesting fiber. Cinnamon helps to reduce appetite by bringing down the blood sugar levels. The potato when it is cool provides the maximum quantity of the resistant starch content.

Apple with boiled egg

Apple is a rich source of pectin which is a soluble fiber. Pectin keeps the stomach full and reduces appetite. The proteins in eggs also take longer time to get digested. Those who include eggs in their breakfast generally consume less quantity of food for the rest of the day.

Green-tea with edamame

Green tea maintains low levels of blood sugar. The epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) present in green tea boosts up the secretion of cholecystokinin (CCK) hormone that provided a feeling of fulness of the stomach. The proteins and the antioxidant known as genistein that are provided by Edamame decrease appetite causing less food intake.

There are numerous natural methods to suppress appetite so as to consume less quantity of food. Most of the natural methods are safe and free of side effects. Moreover the methods are easy to follow and the ingredients are easily available.