Fruit, veg­gies that save of­fice workers

Azer News - - Miscellaneous - By Naila Huseynli

There are some fruits and veg­gies with high wa­ter and fiber con­tent, which helps you to feel full and may de­lay feel­ings of hunger.

Ba­nana. There are over 1,000 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of bananas grow­ing around the world. Some are sweet, which is the most com­mon and most widely ex­ported. Bananas are great for recharg­ing your body, and even come in their own handy pack­ag­ing to grab and go. And al­though bananas are higher in calo­ries than other fruits, they hold unique ben­e­fits as a fill­ing snack. More­over, ba­nana con­tain tryp­to­phan, a type of pro­tein that the body con­verts into sero­tonin, known to pro­mote re­lax­ation and im­prove mood.

Ap­ple. The old adage about ap­ples keep­ing the doc­tor away just might be true, so eat up. Ap­ples pro­vide a com­bi­na­tion of fiber and wa­ter that al­lows them to pro­mote a feel­ing of full­ness. Plus, it's a great way to get healthy, en­ergy-revving carbs and a boost of fiber to keep blood sugar level sta­ble. Ap­ple con­tains vi­ta­min C and B, as well as Min­er­als such as cal­cium, potas­sium and phos­pho­rus.

Wa­ter­melon.Who doesn’t love the juici­ness of a ripe wa­ter­melon? All that liq­uid is a great way to keep you feel­ing fuller—just like drink­ing a glass of wa­ter can make you less hun­gry, so can chow­ing down on this fruit.Wa­ter­melon is over 94 per­cent wa­ter.There­fore, this quin­tes­sen­tial sum­mer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calo­ries per cup.

Wa­ter­melon health ben­e­fits in­clude manag­ing di­a­betes, fight­ing free rad­i­cals, sup­port healthy heart, source of en­ergy and wa­ter.

In ad­di­tion to the cru­cif­er­ous veg­gies, car­rots, cel­ery, spinach, pep­pers, and ar­ti­chokes can be very fill­ing. Pota­toes and rutaba­gas are also good op­tions.

Lentils, Beans, and Peas are full of pro­tein, fiber, and other nu­tri­ents, legumes are great at help­ing con­trol your ap­petite with­out a lot of ex­tra calo­ries.

More­over, toma­toes are best known for the fact that they con­tain ly­copene, a carotenoid, which makes you feel full, as well as help fight against chronic dis­eases. And for all the nu­tri­ents it boasts, one medium-sized tomato only has around 25 calo­ries.

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