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Try These Natural Appetite Suppressants

By Lana Bandoim

Dieting can make you feel deprived and angry. Suddenly, everyone is eating doughnuts or enjoying high-calorie frappuccinos except you. The biggest problem is the cravings that never seem to end. A craving for chocolate can appear during a boring meeting at work, and a craving for cupcakes can show up while driving home. However, natural appetite suppressants may help stop the cravings.  

What Are Natural Appetite Suppressants?

Natural appetite suppressants are not pills or drinks. They are food products that can help control the appetite without synthetic chemicals. They do not require a prescription or multiple trips to the pharmacy. Many spices and herbs are natural appetite suppressants.

Ginger Root

Ginger is a popular addition to many recipes. However, it is also a natural appetite suppressant because it contains gingerol. This compound can fight obesity and control higher. Gingerol can affect the hormones responsible for satiety after meals. Consider adding more ginger while cooking. It can be part of many spicy dishes. Ginger can also be added to smoothies and juices at home.


Not only is oatmeal an easy breakfast option, it also controls cravings. Try eating plain oatmeal without extra sugar to get the full benefits. Oatmeal has soluble fiber that can act as a natural appetite suppressant. This type of fiber makes you feel full and slows down digestion, so cravings decrease. In addition, research shows that eating oatmeal can decrease the total number of calories that are consumed throughout the day.


Stop saving the cinnamon for holiday cookies and start using it every day. Cinnamon is a natural appetite suppressant that stabilizes blood sugar levels in the body. Without the spikes in blood sugar, cravings decrease. Cinnamon also slows down how quickly nutrients move from your stomach to the intestines. Consider adding this spice to shakes, smoothies or juices. You can also use it on top of yogurt or oatmeal.

Chili Peppers

Chili peppers have the compound capsaicin. It helps burn fat and controls the appetite. Eating chili peppers can release signals in the body that you are full. In addition, spicy food can slow down how quickly you eat because your mouth may be on fire. This gives the stomach a chance to send even more chemical signals to the brain that it is full.

Natural appetite suppressants can help control hunger. Instead of buying another weight loss pill that fails or leaves you succumbing to cravings, try a natural suppressant.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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