The 3 Top Hunger Busting Vegan Foods That Can Help Anyone Lose Weight
These days everyone’s looking to drop a few pounds, but the trouble is, they can't seem to curb their appetite. While you certainly don’t have to be vegan to want to drop a few pounds, you may want to cross over to the vegan side to eat more of the hunger busting foods that have what your body needs to help you lose weight.
Keto Diets Always End In Cravings
At the end of the day, low carb diets, like the Ketogenic and Paleo diets will not sustain your health or weight loss efforts. Eventually, eating high protein will cause you to seek out other foods. Ultimately, you will experience a sugar or carb craving and it will lead to a binge. Ever wonder why that is? To understand why your body has cravings, you need to understand what it needs to function optimally.
The Human Body Runs On Carbs And Only Carbs
Your brain, nervous system and muscles run on carbs and in so doing, functions mainly on two essentials, these are glucose and minerals salts. This is why low carb, high protein, Keto-style and Paleo diets, will only work temporarily, then eventually cause you to crave carbs. Low carb diets are essentially fat burning diets, that are high in fat, they are also starvation diets, in the sense that they lack the nutrients the body needs to function efficiently. Low carb diets are not what the body needs to function. Your body needs, runs, requires, and must have glucose and mineral salts. These come from carbohydrate foods like vegetables, herbs and fruit.
Sure, raw vegans eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and while they’re more nourished than their Keto and Paleo counterparts, they are also susceptible to cravings caused by lack of minerals salts. First understand that fruit is so low in calories that you’d have to eat quite a bit of it to gain weight – I’m talking crates of fruit here. So it’s not the fruit that makes you gain weight – often it’s caused by eating a high fat, high protein diet. High protein, high fat diets slow liver function causing many health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and weight gain.
Appetite Surges Are Caused By Nutritional Deficiencies
You may feel that eating a vegan diet can leave you hungry, but what causes your sugar cravings isn’t usually hunger. What causes your appetite to surge is deficiency and your body’s search for nutrients. This means, you need to up your nutritional game and give your body the natural food it needs to quell those cravings. Often this means eating more foods that contain salt.
Wait. What? Salt?
Nutritional deficiencies are what lead to increased hunger. You’re not realizing you have another major deficiency –salt. Not the salt that you sprinkle on your food – mineral salts that are naturally present in fruits and vegetables that the body runs on for muscle function, particularly the brain, which functions like a muscle, and the heart. Minerals salts are abundant in three raw vegan foods. When you eat enough of these three vegan foods daily and abundantly, your hunger will be busted. These foods are:
- Celery – Many people think celery is a vegetable but that’s misinformation. Celery is an herb. Of all the plant-based foods celery is the most unassuming, yet the most nutritious when it comes to its cleansing and hydrating the body. It’s also really abundant in mineral salts that help to support the electricity of your nervous system, brain and heart.
- Cucumber – The cucumber is also not a vegetable. Cucumbers are fruit and are quite nourishing for diabetics. The cucumber is also a popular weight loss and health food, but not because it’s high in water and incredibly hydrating -- cucumbers are also abundant in mineral salts and is therefore a worthy hunger buster.
- Spinach – Popeye didn’t get it wrong when he told his audience to eat their spinach. Spinach is a major super food and a powerhouse of nutrition. Spinach is a great diet food. It is low calorie but packed with protein, iron, beta carotene, and chlorophyll that keep bones and muscles strong. Spinach is also high in mineral salts.
Busting Your Hunger Has Never Been Easier
If you’re trying to stop cravings, incorporating a significant amount of these vegan foods every day will end cravings. Juicing an entire stalk of celery and having it on an empty stomach works to get your body mineral salts fast, especially if you’re in training. Cucumbers are great hydrators and can also be juiced or made into a delicious salad with spinach, radish, avocado and onion. However you decide to enjoy and combine these vegan foods, if you have them everyday you will find your appetite decrease, which will help you to gain control over your dieting efforts and help you to lose weight.