5 Foods to Fill You Up Longer During Ramadan Fasting
How’s your Ramadan fasting been going? Though you say it’s fine, admit it, sometimes you feel so unergetic too, right? Sometimes you feel so hungry, especially in the afternoon. Or maybe you’ve been feeling it since morning?
Well, that’s understandable because the carb-filled foods you have during suhoor would normally only keep you full for a few hours. To help you achieve longer satiety, and subsequently make your Ramadan fasting a better experience, let’s try using these ingredients for your and your family’s pre-dawn meals.
Not only are eggs rich of protein and other improtant nutrients, they’re also quite filling. As mentioned by Healthline.com, a study finds that the satiety effects of one egg can help you lower your calorie intake for the next 36 hours. Aside from boiling it, you can use the eggs for dishes like Brongkos FiberCreme Sehat dan Lezat or Sambal Ancang.
Once considered unhealthy source of carbohydrates, potatoes – especially ones that are unpeeled – are actually a very good source of various vitamins and minerals. They also contain pretty high amount of fiber and protein, with almost no fat. Additionally, some researches show that potatoes are also pretty satisfying due to its proteinase inhibitor 2 (PI2) that helps supress appetite.
Are you interested in adding more potatoes to your Ramadhan diet? You definitely should try this Kentang Panggang Keju or Sambal Goreng Kentang & Hati.
Just like eggs, meat is high in protein that makes you full longer. A study says that compared to those who has high-carb meals, people who eat high-protein beef during lunch will eat 12% less during dinner. Don’t feel like making difficult meat-based dishes for suhoor? Try easy recipes like this Empal Goreng Empuk.
Thinking veggies can’t fill you up? It’s time to turn to spinach, then. According to some researches, this vegetable has something called thylakoids that affects satiety-related hormones. If you don’t really like veggies, or spinach in particular, you should try this Breakfast Spinach and Cheese first.
Oatmeal is low in calorie and is a good source of fiber, especially soluble fiber called beta-glucan that releases satiety hormones. A study mentiones that people who has oatmeal for breakfast tend to eat less calorie throughout the day, compared to people who has regular breakfast cereal. Tired of the same oatmeal recipe? How about turning the ingredient into this Hi-Fiber Oat Muffin or Banana Strawberry Smoothie Bowl ?