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-fiber foods are key when it comes to silencing grumbling tummy for longer! Fiber is a complex carbohydrate (a type of sugar) but unlike other carbohydrates, which are broken down by the body to provide fuel in the form of glucose, fiber cannot be digested by the human body.
So, aim to include a fiber source in every meal and snack.
Here are some of our go-to high-fiber foods!
Avocados are high in monosaturated fats, but they also have a significant amount of fiber. 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 fiber 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-fiber superfood is – and there’s a reason kale’s so trendy: Anything with these deep, dark green colors is super, super healthy, and loaded with antioxidants. And as for the fiber count, two cups of raw kale packs 4.8 grams of fiber.
The colors in raspberries are really dark, which means, again, an indication that they’re loaded with antioxidants on top of the fiber. They’ve also got a hefty dose of vitamin C. A cup of raspberries is great – and has about eight grams of fiber.
Super-food chia seeds are crazy-versatile. Seriously – you can throw some in everything from yogurt to cauliflower to peanut butter cookies! And get this: Just two tablespoons of them has 9.8 grams of fiber.
With these options and many more, there is no excuse for you to ever feel hangry!