29 Jun '11, 12pm

High-fiber Foods Shown to Aid in Weight Loss: The researchers believe that eating these foods leaves less room f...

High-fiber Foods Shown to Aid in Weight Loss: The researchers believe that eating these foods leaves less room f...

Not surprisingly, a new study found that people who increase their intake of high-fiber foods like nuts, fruits and vegetable lose weight. The researchers believe that eating these foods leaves less room for more fatty foods, like french fries , which the study determined is the food that leads to the most weight gain – up to three lbs over four years. It is likely due to the fiber content. Fiber takes up room in food and fills you up, but it cannot be disgested by the body, so there are no calories. The fiber essential takes up room that other caloric food would otherwise likely fill. According to Dariush Mozaffarian, the lead author of the study “Their inverse associations with weight gain suggest that the increase in their consumption reduced the intake of other foods to a greater (caloric) extent, decreasing the overall amount of energy consumed. “Higher fiber content ...

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