High Fiber Foods Aid Weight Loss


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According to a new study, Annals of Internal Medicine compared a high fibre diet to a conventional diet published by the American Heart Association (AHA).  The AHA diet was fairly complex because the dieters on that plan had to count caloriesreduce their grams of sugar, eat more veggies and lean protein. They also had to eat enough fibre. The high fibre group just had to eat 30 grams of fibre every day.

Both groups in the study lost weight. The group on the American Heart Association diet actually lost more. But not a lot more. And that’s what makes this study interesting. The simple act of eating more fibre helped people lose weight without all the added hassle of counting calories and macronutrients.

Read more article on Lean Protein sources: https://bolafit.com/2018/07/01/top-12-foods-for-lean-muscle/

How Fiber Helps You Lose Weight

Fibre helps you lose weight in a few different ways. First, foods with more fibre are more filling. If you eat high-fibre foods like oatmeal or whole grain bread, it takes your body a long time to digest the food. So your belly feels full for a longer period of time and that can help you eat less.

In addition, some types of fibre, called insoluble fibre, can’t be digested by your body. So the food passes through your digestive system without being absorbed into your bloodstream. This means that the food won’t end up padding your thighs or your belly like other foods can do.

Read the article: https://bolafit.com/2018/07/09/why-high-fiber-foods-are-good-for-you/

Tips to Get Enough Fiber 

  • Choose whole grains e.g.  bread, pasta, or breakfast cereal — Make sure you look for the words “whole grains” on the label
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits are also a good source of natural fibre
  • You should also check the nutrition facts label on your foods you buy to see how much fibre each product contains.

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How Much Fibre You Should Eat?

Fibre is listed under carbohydrates and sugars.  The dieters in the weight loss study consumed 30 grams of fibre per day.  Current guidelines suggest that you consume 20 to 35 grams of fibre each day.

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Source: verywellfit.com

Date: 28/12/18

Published by thatblackirishfitgirl

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