Curb appetite + boost your health with these quick, delicious, nutrient-rich foods packed with good nutrition and very low in calories. There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day. In order to maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, you should spend your “calorie budget” wisely.

Also check out these Natural appetite suppressant foods that work

1. Kale

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The king 0f leafy greens. Kale is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and bioactive compounds. A 100 gram portion of kale contains:

– 200% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
– 300% of the RDA for Vitamin A (from beta-carotene).
– 1000% of the RDA for Vitamin K1.
– Large amounts of Vitamin B6, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese.
– 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and only 50 calories.

Check out this Kale chips recipe celebrities love to use to curb cravings!

2. Seaweed

Rich in minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese. Seaweed is also loaded with various antioxidants with powerful anti-inflammatory activity. Its high content of iodine, a mineral that is used to make thyroid hormones makes it stand out. Just eating a high-iodine seaweed with 40 calories per 100g a few times per month can give your body all the iodine that it needs, which will help you control your appetite. If you don’t like the thought of eating seaweed, then you can also get it as a supplement.

3. Garlic

With 5 calories per clove, not only can it turn all sorts of bland dishes into delicious treats, it is also incredibly nutritious. It is high in vitamins C, B1 and B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium. But garlic is also loaded with an active ingredient that lowers blood pressure and total and LDL cholesterol, while raising HDL, leading to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Studies show that the people who eat a lot of garlic have a much lower risk of several common cancers, especially cancers of the colon and stomach.

4. Cabbage

Crunchy and sweet with 20 calories per cup, cabbage is loaded with sulforaphane, which increases your body’s production of cancer-fighting enzymes higher than any other plant chemical. Having to chew it longer makes cabbage an excellent choice when trying to curb appetite!

The health benefits of cabbage include frequent use as a treatment for constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, obesity, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. Purple cabbage also contains anthocyanins and other natural chemicals that boost cellular repair and block cancer growth. Eat up!

5. Asparagus

With 27 per cup, Asparagus is traditionally known as a detoxifying food, because it contains high levels of an amino acid that acts as a diuretic, flushing excess fluid out of your system. It also helps speed the metabolism of alcohol and other toxins. Asparagus is also a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, E, and K, B6, folate, iron, copper, and even protein.

curb appetite with broccoli

7. Broccoli

Broccoli is amazingly low in calories (30 cal per cup), packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals and powerful antioxidants that may improve your odds of breast cancer survival and reduce the risk of colon cancer.The chemical in broccoli responsible for the protective effect is called sulforaphane, giving broccoli its slightly bitter flavor.

8. Lettuce

Calories: 5 per cup. You can literally eat pounds of any variety of lettuce and never gain weight. Romaine lettuce alone is a great source of B vitamins, folic acid, and manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar and is essential for proper immune system function. Choose other dark green or purple varieties such as green or red leaf for the most nutrients, and toss with a zesty homemade vinaigrette.

9.  Cauliflower

Like other cruciferous veggies, cauliflower is full of cancer-fighting phytonutrients and is a great source of vitamin C and folate. Snack on raw or lightly steamed florets to maximize cauliflower’s nutritional power. Cauliflower is one of the top superfoods that may improve your odds for breast cancer survival, on top of helping you fight those food cravings.

10. Mushrooms

Meaty and incredibly low-cal ( 15 per cup), mushrooms are also incredibly diverse. White button, Portobello, shiitake, and Maitake are just a few of the varieties. Almost all mushrooms contain immune-boosting antioxidants, along with potassium, B vitamins, and fiber. Even better: cooking them in red wine, which contains the antioxidant resveratrol and magnifies their immunity-boosting power.

Not sure how to incorporate all these in your meals? Try a veggie diet plan, designed by a nutritionist.

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