With our population becoming increasingly health and diet conscious, the need to incorporate balanced and healthy foods in our diet has become an absolute compulsion, especially with India topping charts in obesity & hypertension parameters, among others, and with the fascination of strengthening immunity amidst COVID-19 pandemic has only added fuel to fire. However, in this rush to remain above the rest in terms of fitness, we tend to compromise with our cravings since the stigma surrounding the concept that drives us crazy that food equals calories and eating more means more weight-gain.
So with the conditioned norm of eating only three balanced meals per day, we somewhere deal with dissatisfaction and more hunger pangs. However, as there is a popular belief that where there is a will, there is a way, there are some foods which are considered heavy for our tummy even with low quantity intake. Let’s look at 7 foods that make up to our chart of foods that make you feel heavy even with low intake:
Eggs are extremely rich in protein and also score high in its satiety index, especially with research suggesting toast and eggs for breakfast keep us full for a longer duration of the day.
Nuts like almonds, walnuts & cashews contain high energy and nutrient dense with good sources of protein and fat, and munching them occasionally can reduce self-reported hunger.
Popularly known as porridge, it is one of the best breakfast meals
with the goodness of effective fibres like beta glucan. Its filling power comes from its fibre content and is also believed to release satiety hormones.
Known for its high fibre content and carbs, dates are loaded with antioxidants and effective solution to ditch your hunger for long.
Though we believe liquid foods are less effective in keeping us full, it’s high time we break the myth as research suggests smooth soup has the greatest impact on fullness with its variety of smashed up ingredients.
Yoghurt, specially greek yoghurt has a very thick consistency and is a highly protein rich food item. Not only for breakfast but as an afternoon snack too, it’s one of the coolest options to keep the hunger under check.
Well, who doesn’t love a Cheesy Pizza but have you ever thought what makes it so heavy and fulfilling, the answer is Cheese. Its Protein, Fat and Carbs content has a good impact on our hunger pangs, keeping our stomachs heavy for long.