Healthy Foods that Make You Eat More

There is a common ingredient in foods thats don't fill you up...

After finishing a large cup of ice cream, you found yourself pigging on a large bag of chocolate cookies. Oh – cookies are best paired with fizzy drinks! Before telling yourself it’s enough, you headed to the refrigerator for some luscious Jaffa cakes. OMG! There’s a little guilt inside you but you just can’t resist your craving. What’s in these foods that make you eat more without feeling full?!

Well, if you pay closer attention to these foods, you’ll find something in common. Yeah! They are all sweet! Sugar as we know it is a common substance that makes our food more flavourful. More...

10 Nutritional Foods to Help Against Food Cravings


There are certain foods that promote satiety (the feeling of fullness that comes after a meal) more than others. These are low GI. While they're not miracle foods, they can help you eat less over the course of the day. When you're looking for foods that are going to keep you fuller for longer, look for ones high in fibre, healthy fats and protein, or with a high water content. The additional benefit is that a lot of these foods are also really good for you and packed with important nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

1. Apples
This portable fruit is the perfect snack, with a high water content and both kinds of weight-busting fibre: soluble, which helps prevent blood sugar spikes that lead to cravings, and insoluble, which helps fill you up. A medium apple is about 85 percent water with 5 grams of soluble fibre, making it a snacking powerhouse. Apples also contain quercetin, a flavonoid shown to help fight certain cancers, reduce cholesterol damage and promote healthy lungs.

TIP: Organic apples are worth the extra cost because commercial apples retain more pesticide residue than fruits you peel, such as oranges or bananas. And with half the fibre and most of the iron, magnesium and vitamin C, you definitely want to eat that peel to get the full slimming benefits.

2. Eggs More...

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Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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