Food lovers, rejoice! There are foods you could hypothetically eat endlessly without sabotaging your diet. According to news.com.au, food items that are made up of water and packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other vital nutrients needed in a balanced diet, can help make you feel fuller for longer, said nutritionist Lisa Young.
Here are all the items you can binge on
1) Celery: Celery, is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.
2) Blueberries: Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants. Valued for its high levels of antioxidants, some nutritionists believe that if you make only one change to your diet to a healthy one.
3) Grapefruit: It helps regulate blood pressure and heart health. The powerful nutrient combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, and choline in grapefruit all help to maintain a healthy heart.
4) Cucumber: Cucumbers are very low in calories (16 calories per cup) and they also contain fiber in the skin. And foods that contain fiber can help maintain a healthy weight.
5) Broccoli: An excellent source of vitamin K and C, broccoli is also rich in chromium and folate. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), potassium and copper.
6) Strawberries: Strawberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits. They are packed with antioxidants, lower blood pressure and protect your heart. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, they are also sodium, cholesterol and fat free.
7) Cauliflower: A source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B, it is rich in dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin.
8) Oranges: In addition to being a source of vitamin C, oranges also pack i copious amounts of calcium, copper and potassium.
9) Kale: Low in calorie, high in fiber and containing zero fat, one cup of kale aides in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.
Simone Austin, spokesperson for the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, said, “I would agree with all. Maybe not oranges as they have a little more sugar – but if you’re eating the whole orange and not juicing you are likely to self-regulate and not keep on eating heaps of them. You would get full.”
What do these free-for-all foods have in common? “Lots of water and dietary fibre means you will become full quite quickly. You also have to chew these foods well so you tend to eat them more slowly,” noted Austin.