What snacks can help prevent cravings?

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JJ Virgin
Health Education
The best way to prevent cravings is to make your meals clean, with lean protein, healthy fats, lots of leafy and cruciferous veggies and slow-release high-fiber carbs like quinoa. This combo should keep you full and focused for 4-6 hours. If you need to snack, slow-roasted or dehydrated nuts and seeds make a great crave-busting snack. So do celery and no sugar added almond butter or hummus with kale chips. Remember when you snack, you are adding to your caloric load and potentially triggering the release of insulin, a hormone that stores fat.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Conquer cravings before they start by being prepared with emergency snacks. Have automated emergency snacks on hand that are full of fiber, like nuts and edamame.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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