Probiotics put live, beneficial bacteria to work in our digestive systems, altering the gut microflora by adding good bacteria and, depending upon the strain of probiotic, creating an environment that may fight illness and disease.
Oatmeal is a low-fat, high-protein superfood that your body digests slowly—meaning you'll stay satisfied longer—because of all of its bulky soluble fiber. Minchen swears by this easy recipe: Combine 1 cup dry quick oats, 2/3 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup almond butter, 1/2 cup whole chia seeds, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, 1/3 cup raw honey, and 1 tsp vanilla. Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour in an airtight container, then roll into 1-inch balls
"Fiber is the magic ingredient when you're trying to lose weight—it slows digestion and helps you feel full," says Ansel. And edamame is chock-full of it. Sprinkle a little sea salt on one cup of the soybeans for a sinless snack with 8 grams of fiber and less than 200 calories. - Delish.com
"Core an apple and slice it from top to bottom to create rings, then spread 1 Tbsp almond butter to create a bread-free 'sandwich,'" says Minchen. Apples are full of fiber and contain enzymes that help your body digest food more efficiently. Almond butter provides the protein that makes this snack filling, with an additional bonus of vitamin E and magnesium. - Delish.com
"Foods with a high water content keep us feeling full so we eat less, and few natural foods have more water than melon," says Ansel. One cup is around 90 percent water and has only about 45 calories. The addition of balsamic vinegar helps activate pepsin, a digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins into amino acids. - Delish.com