03 Dec '17, 5am

How Many Servings of Vegetables Should You Eat per Day? #care2

How Many Servings of Vegetables Should You Eat per Day? #care2

Eating vegetables may help you lose weight or avoid gaining it in the first place. This may be due to several factors. First, vegetables generally have a low calorie density — they contain very few calories for the volume they take up in the stomach (14 ). Vegetables are also rich in fiber, which can help you feel fuller for longer . Viscous fiber, a type of fiber found many in vegetables, seems to be particularly effective at reducing appetite (15 ). Thus, adding vegetables to your diet may help you lose weight by relieving hunger and reducing calorie intake. In fact, several studies link increased vegetable intake to weight loss and slower weight gain over time (16 , 17 ). One small study researched fruit and vegetable intake in overweight individuals over a 6-month period. People counseled to eat more fruits and vegetables lost up to an extra 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg) for eac...

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