The latest research shows certain foods satisfy hunger better than others. Here are food stars to add to your diet.
Pine nuts: Their fatty acids trigger the release of cholecystokinin, a hormone that could help suppress appetite. Allow yourself an ounce a day to toss into a salad or a pasta or grain dish.
Whole-grain cereals: High-fiber cereals, like oatmeal with nuts and dried fruit, get digested more slowly, controlling blood sugar and sending a signal to the brain that you're full.
Almonds: The one-two nutrient punch of the protein and healthy fats satisfies hunger.
Apples: They have more fiber than other fruits, and munching one before a meal can speed up the feeling of fullness.
Low-fat cheese or yogurt: Their protein curbs hunger.