Being in a good health is the most important thing today. Things have become difficult because of the advent of fast food chain restaurants that serve junk foods at dirt cheap rates which are orgasmic to our taste buds. Controlling cravings for such foods have become increasingly difficult these days and people ultimately give in to their cravings and ignore their health in the process. On the other hand, eating healthy has become way more difficult than we think. There are many factors for this, it may be due to our chaotic lifestyles, hurrying to every place or just increased prices of organic fruits and vegetables. Whatever the reason may be, people have stopped eating healthy these days. But it is not necessary that you have to be a part of this demography as well. You can take a stand in your life and plan to eat as healthy as possible. If you are clueless about what your diet should consist of, then let me figure that out for you and introduce you to the portal to the world be vegan foods.
Diet is a crucial part of our health and wellbeing. As mentioned before, eating healthy and controlling our diets have become increasingly difficult. If this is also the case with you, you should try out vegan food options. What are vegan foods? You may ask, so let me clarify that for you. Veganism is a diet which consists of only vegetables and fruits i.e. a vegetarian diet and it excludes every animal products such as meat, eggs, dairy and other animal-derived products. Vegan is a person who follows such a diet. There has been many a debate about whether going vegan is a right choice for us. On the other hand, there are also many benefits of following a strict vegan diet plan. These include getting rid of all problems related to consumption of animal meat, better bone and heart health etc. Moreover, there are many vegan food options that make us feel full even if we haven’t eaten much of it. This is a great thing for our health and if you are planning to go on a strict weight loss diet, then these food options can do miracles for you. If you are intrigued to know what these are, then I will stop blabbering and reach to the point at once. So, without wasting any more time let us dive right in.
Nuts are great for our health. They are both high in protein and fats. You must be wondering why in the world you should eat nuts if they are high in fats. But these fat are good fat which our body needs. These fats further cut away the bad fat we have in our body which was accumulated due to our excessive eating habits of junk foods. They do not only serve this function but can make you feel full. For better results, you should mix two to three different types of nuts. Eating nuts makes us feel really full and they are healthy and tasty. So, the next time you feel the need to munch on something, take a small handful of nuts.
#2 Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is just a great food to fill you up without actually eating up much. Peanut butter is great source of protein and on the bright side, it tastes great too. Moreover, peanut butter also helps you to maintain lower cholesterol levels. It also has antioxidant properties and a very good source of vitamins. Peanut butter also helps to prevent type II diabetes. You can use peanut butter in a sandwich which tastes great and will induce a feeling of fullness. It is a great snack if you go to the gym and have to eat very light.
#3 Chia seeds
Chia seed is obtained most commonly from Salvia hispanica. These seeds are used as food as well as for medicinal purposes. Chia seeds are known as a source for Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are known to reduce any inflammations in your body and also fight various chronic problems such as heart problems. On an average, if you consume 28 grams of chia seeds, it will contain up to 6 grams of proteins. As you can see, they are also a great source of protein. Moreover, eating a handful chia seeds fills you up. You can chia seeds raw or even cook it. I usually prefer to soak it overnight and mix it with any other food I am having.
You must have heard about the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This is mostly a true statement. Eating a fruit is very beneficial and necessary for maintaining good health. Especially apples have a plethora of benefits which made it suitable for the aforementioned saying. Apples are rich in fiber, which makes us feel full in no time. You are likely to eat less if you are already feeling full from eating an apple. So, go out and buy yourself a basket.
#5 Quick salads
Everyone knows how healthy salads are and eating them regularly is definitely good for your physical health. You can throw a lot of choices of vegetables and fruit into your salad. All of these ingredients are vegans choices. To make your salad more delicious you can also prepare various kinds of dressings for it. My favorite dressing is composed of mustard, olive oil and large quantities of lemon juice to give a tangy flavor. Eating a salad is a foolproof way of inducing a feeling of fullness. If you feel full, your appetite decreases naturally and you avoid eating a lot of calories you would have if you had not been feeling full.
So, as we saw there are a lot of quick vegan dishes we can eat which helps us feel full. Not only they are healthy, they also help in curbing further cravings of food which sometimes takes us in a downward spiral of binge junk food eating. I hope I have helped you in your goals and hope you will include these things in your diet.