Foods that will keep you full vs. Foods that won’t

Here is a list of foods that will keep you full for the long day ahead.

Fruits like apples and citrus fruits will keep you full. “Why those fruits?” you might ask.

Apples~
High water content and ample fibre is the reason why you feel full after eating an apple. An apple’s skin has fiber and natural substances.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Citrus Fruits ~
Fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, sweet lime, papaya, guava and tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C and fibre. Vitamin C is good for your heart and arteries. Citrus fruits keep you full from breakfast to night.

Almond and Walnuts~                                                                                                                Raw, unsalted nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, provide essential roughage, protein, fat, and minerals. Munching on handfuls of these nuts keeps you full and energetic for a longer amount of time.

Foods that won’t keep you full:

Junk food: All of those sugary foods, though they might taste really good, aren’t healthy and don’t keep you full. Also, foods like fast food or sugary pastries don’t keep you full.

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Snooze or Lose Foods

    The foods you eat can greatly affect how well you sleep.  Below is a list of foods that help sleep, and some foods that prevent sleep.

   Image  Foods that help sleep include fish, jasmine rice, tart cherry juice, yogurt, whole grains, kale, bananas, chick peas, and fortified cereals.

(eating well)

   Image Foods that prevent sleep include bacon, cheese, sugar and sweet foods, ham, tomatoes, caffeinated drinks, large amounts of any liquids, any greasy foods, and spicy foods.

   ImageAlso, any fruits with vitamin C (such as guavas, kiwis, papayas, oranges, and strawberries) help to keep you awake.  Therefore, when you need energy eat fruits with vitamin C, and don’t rely so much on sodas and energy drinks.  They’ll give you energy, but they will also fill you up and they are a healthy alternative.

(health 24)

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It’s YOUR Choice

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Have you ever looked at the nutrition facts on what you’re eating?  Simply by examining these labels, you can easily figure out what is truly healthy and what is an unhealthy food in disguise.

Calories

For nineteen to thirty year olds, it is recommended you have 1,400-1,600 calories if you are not very active, 1,600 to 2,000 calories if you are somewhat active, or 1,800 to 2,200 calories if you are very active.

Look at the “calories” section of the nutrition facts area on a food.  For a normal serving of a product, 40 calories is low, 100 is moderate, and 400 is high.

    So what do I do if I consume a high calorie product?

Eating healthy is all about balance. If you consume one high calorie product, try to                                   also eat a low calorie one to balance it out.

Guide to Daily Values: Look at the percents of Daily Value column on the right.  Are there any percentages that are under five percent?  That is a good thing if you are looking in the middle, or a bad thing if you are looking at the bottom.  Are there any percentages that are over twenty percent? That is a bad thing if you are looking at the middle, or a good thing if you are looking at the bottom.

(The middle is all of the things that are bad for you, ex. fat; while the bottom is all of the things that are good for you ex. calcium.)

http://ryannutritionsolutions.blogspot.com/2012/08/learn-to-read-labels-to-z-weight-loss.html

Above is an example of a nutrition label.  As you can see, you want to have less of the yellow items and more of the green items.

This may surprise you

Do you remember how the Introduction mentioned how fast foods are bad for you? If the fast food you receive at a fast food restaurants come with a nutrition label, take a minute to look at them.  They are extremely unhealthy, and you will be able to see it in the label.

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Look at the middle area (from calories to carbohydrates, and excluding protein).  Every one of these items are bad for you.  Look at these percentages.  All of them, excluding the carbohydrates, have high percentages.  Look at the sodium percent.  It’s forty-eight percent; that is terrible! Of your daily 2400 miligrams, it has 1150. Therefore, next time you go to a fast-food restaurant, examine the labels.  Better yet, don’t go to a fast food restaurant at all.

But I’m hungry!

Below is an assortment of snacks, recommended by http://www.healthfinder.gov.

“Ants on a log” (Celery with peanut butter and raisins.)

Fresh or canned fruit (in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt

Whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese

Frozen grapes (rinse and freeze over night)

Whole wheat bread or apple slices with peanut butter

Quesadillas (low fat cheese on a whole-wheat tortilla)

Unsalted pretzels or air-popped popcorn

Baked tortilla chips and salsa

Whole-wheat pita bread with hummus

Water or fat-free or low-fat milk

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