Because being hangry, is a real thing.
Eating when you feel the urge is important if you want to avoid feeling ‘hangry’, but what you choose to put in your mouth can also make a huge difference.
Even when it comes to healthier options, not all foods are created equal when it comes to satisfying your appetite.
You see, naturally high-fibre foods are key when it comes silencing grumbling tummy for longer! Fibre is a complex carbohydrate (type of sugar) but unlike other carbohydrates, which are broken down by the body to provide fuel in the form of glucose, fibre cannot be digested by the human body.
So, aim to include a fibre source in every meal and snack.
Here are some of our go-to high-fibre foods!
Avocados are high in monosaturated fats, but they also have a significant amount of fibre. In fact, one avocado has about 13.5 grams of the filling nutrient… just one of the fruits many health benefits. Plus, the seed is nutritious too (yes, really)!
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family of veggies, all of which are packed with nutrients. It has tons of antioxidants, which have cancer-fighting benefits, and it’ll seriously boost your fibre intake, says Alpert. One cup of boiled broccoli has 5.1 grams of it.
We don’t have to tell you how in vogue this high-fibre super food is – and there’s a reason kale’s so trendy: Anything with these deep, dark green colours is super, super healthy and loaded with antioxidants. And as for the fibre count, two cups of raw kale, packs 4.8 grams of fibre.
The colours in raspberries are really dark, which means, again, an indication that they’re loaded with antioxidants on top of the fibre. They’ve also got a hefty dose of vitamin C. A cup of raspberries is great – and has about eight grams of fibre.
Super-food chia seeds are crazy-versatile. Seriously – you can throw some in everything from yoghurt to cauliflower to peanut butter cookies!
And get this: Just two tablespoons of them has 9.8 grams of fibre.
With these options and many more, there is no excuse for you to ever feel hangry!