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5 Healthy Foods That Crush Cravings
One of the most difficult parts of dieting is missing out on your favorite foods. When you’re used to chowing down on processed, fattening foods, it can be hard to cut back. To make matters worse, you only crave those foods more the longer you’ve been without them, making your diet difficult to maintain. Fortunately, there are diet friendly foods that can help stomp out those cravings. Take a bite out of one of these snacks the next time you’re feeling tempted to break your diet. You may be surprised to find that they’re just as tasty and satisfying as the treats that are tempting you. Dark Chocolate Chocolate isn’t always bad. Look for dark chocolate with over 65% cacao to cull your sugar cravings. Low in sugar and high in magnesium and antioxidants, dark chocolate can be part of your regular diet routine when consumed in moderation. Peanut Butter Many dieters avoid peanut butter because of its high calorie concentration. But there is real nutrition behind those calories. A sizeable portion of protein, vitamins, and minerals are packed in just a few tablespoons of peanut butter. Choose peanut butter with no hydrogenated oil and low sugar for the healthiest option. Edamame Craving something savory? Frozen edamame with sea salt is a great low-cal replacement for junky snack foods. Try adding your own seasonings to personalize the taste. Nuts Another snack often avoided for its calorie density, nuts are actually a perfect choice for dieters. They’re high in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Raw nuts will be highest in healthy nutrients. Plain Yogurt With Fresh Fruit For a cool, refreshing treat, whip together plain yogurt with fresh fruit. Combining fruits with a higher sugar content like pineapple with fresh berries can be a good compromise for your sweet tooth. images: edamame: http://goo.gl/gt23WY peanut butter: http://goo.gl/SGz8Oh chocolate: http://goo.gl/fbf30n
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