Healthy Fats May Curb Carb Cravings

Research out of the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that healthy fats help curb cravings for unhealthy carbs.  Nutrition professor and researcher David Lugwig told CNN in an interview:  "Eating more healthy fats like nuts and full-fat dairy can help reduce cravings for unhealthy carbohydrates like white bread and sugary cereal." He goes on to say “Many high-fat foods are luscious and do not cause an insulin release, so they keep your blood sugar much more stable”. 

The next time you reach for a meal or snack, consider adding nuts, nut butters, avocado, olive oil, dark chocolate, or full-fat dairy. If you need some ideas, try one of these:

  • a handful of almonds, cashews or macadamia nuts
  • trail mix
  • almond or peanut butter with an apple or celery
  • guacamole & veggie sticks
  • turkey, cheese & avocado roll-ups
  • Greek yogurt with nutty grain-free granola
  • green salad with cucumber, tomato, and avocado with a "clean" vinaigrette
  • Kefir (or yogurt) smoothie with fruit & vegetables