The power of protein!
According to dieticians at University of California, eating the right amount of protein can help you feel full longer and stave off hunger pangs.
Protein acts as an appetite suppressant more than any of the other macronutrients. Protein stabilises blood sugar levels and leads to a slower, but prolonged energy release. Spikes and dips in blood sugar levels, which can lead to increased snacking due to increased hunger sensation, are thereby reduced. This can help to prevents excess calories from being consumed.
Protein intake varies depending on factors such as how much you weigh and how old you are. On average, two to three portions a day will be enough to meet your body’s requirements. As a guide, a portion could be two eggs or a piece of cooked meat (100g) or fish (140g) about the size of a deck of cards.
Good quality proteins sources are – lean meat and fish, eggs, pulses, lentils, quinoa, natural or Greek yoghurt, nuts and seeds.
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