11 Foods That Make You Feel Better An Hour Later [Details]
Rucuss staffJuly 23, 2016
Nothing is more uncomfortable than feeling bloated.
And certain foods make some people look like they are three months pregnant. But they still prefer to eat ice cream and apple pie instead of yogurt and almonds.
But what if there were foods that made you feel good and hour after you ate them. MSN.com and compiled a list of 11 foods that make you feel better and hour later. Check out the list below.
Suggested serving size: one whole egg.
“Eggs provide high quality protein. They’re filling, delicious, and studies have shown that eggs can help you feel full when you include them in your meals versus carbohydrate-rich —like starchy, or sweet — meals,” said nutritionist Elisa Zied, R.D., New York.
2. Nuts and seeds
Suggested serving size: one ounce.
“Nuts, like almonds, give you that great overall feeling for your taste buds — sweet, crunchy, creamy,” said Taub-Dix. She also recommends adding almond butter in your oatmeal for a creamy boost of protein.
Suggested serving size: ½ cup to 1 cup.
“Fruit is nature’s candy, like fresh apples and fresh berries,” said Fernstrom. “These are two things that people love, because they have a lot of water, stimulate taste buds, and are easily digestible.”
4. Canned tuna (white or light)
Suggested serving size: three ounces, about one small can or half of a larger can.
“Canned tuna is a source of high quality protein that can fill you up and help keep blood sugar levels steady with omega-3-fatty acids,” said Zied. “Regular fish intake helps preserve body proteins — and that keeps you feeling strong and energized. Regular fish intake is also linked with lower risk of depression.”
5. Chicken soup
Suggested serving size: eight to 12 ounces.
“People always feel good after eating chicken soup,” said Fernstrom. She said people associate ‘feel-good’ foods with the way their mouths feel while eating something creamy or warm, and chicken soup is a perfect example. “It’s the universal warm, healthy food.”
6. Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas
Suggested serving size: ¼ to ½ cup.
“These are rich sources of protein and also pack in complex carbohydrates, mainly in the form of resistant starch,” said Zied. “A study in Public Health Nutrition in 2010 found that moderate intake of legumes, one or two servings weekly, protected menopausal women against severely depressed moods.”
7. Oats and oatmeal
Suggested serving size: ½ cup to one cup cooked, or one to two packets instant oatmeal with no sodium added.
“Oats provide complex carbohydrates that are slowly digested and provide the brain and entire central nervous system with their key source of fuel,” said Zied. “Carbohydrates also play a key role in creating serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate mood, appetite and sleep.”
Suggested serving size: ¼ of an avocado.
“Avocados are really creamy, and the texture is so inviting. A lot of people don’t realize how healthy they are,” said Taub-Dix. “You can even swap it for butter in some recipes. Or, you can puree avocado and add to salad dressing.”
Suggested serving size: four tablespoons.
“Hummus is a great source of protein and fiber, but what are you eating it with?” said Taub-Dix. “If you’re eating hummus with tons of pita bread, that’s a problem. But try dipping jicama, carrots, zucchini strips; it’s a great carrier for veggies.”
Suggested serving size: about five ounces.
“Some yogurts like Greek yogurt are great sources of calcium, and people— especially kids — love to dip,” said Taub-Dix. “Something like a flavored or Greek yogurt is great for dipping, too.”
Suggested serving size: one cup.
“A cup of tea is low-calorie, gives you that comfort, and sometimes, it’s a speed bump to high-calorie foods,” said Taub-Dix. “You could wind up having a lot more calories if you hadn’t had that cup of tea.”
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