Thought for the Day--April 14, 2011: An Orange a Day Keeps the Appetite at Bay...

A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air.
--Henry Ward Beecher
The versatile orange is not only perfumy, tasty, and sweet, but it may also help keep your appetite in check.

For the last few days, I have been eating an orange with my regular breakfast (flatbread, lean ham, egg white omelet, a slice of non-fat cheese), and I have noticed that I am able to go longer (over 4 hours!) before getting hungry for lunch.

I'm usually hungry within 3 hours, so this is major!

I had heard that citrus fruits were good appetite suppressants, but I never really believed it before.

Of course, other factors may be in play, such as my insulin resistance working itself out, so I'm not ready to assert definitively that oranges have been responsible for this positive change.

But it's certainly worth a try!

Eat oranges, my cyber friends.

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