Fiber rich foods are often lower in energy than foods containing small amounts fiber or no fiber.
Carbohydrates, one of the main classes of nutrients found in food are considered as the main source of energy.
High energy foods usually have high calories. Keeping calories in check is very important in weight loss.
All calories are not the same. Eating 200 calories of ice cream against 200 calories of vegetables isn't the same when it comes to healthy diet.
A high-fiber calorie promotes a faster feeling of fullness compared to a calorie that has little fiber.
Fiber diets acts like a sponge and absorbs and holds on to water as it's chewed in the mouth and passes into the stomach.
This means fiber-rich foods swell up in your stomach and this can help to fill you up.
This means that you'll nave some help in controlling your appetite and fighting off those unhealthy cravings.
All of this is good for weight control.
High fiber content foods:
- All fruits (especially pear, apple and orange). Eat raw fruits with skin instead of juice.
- Kidney beans
- Lima beans
- Whole grain bread
- Brown Rice