May 16, 2009
Healthy Weight Management
Why do fruits and vegetables matter?
Research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables is associated with better weight maintenance. More specifically, studies have shown those who consume more fruits and vegetables while decreasing fat and added sugar …
manage weight better,
are less hungry, and
have better intake of other nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.
Why do fruits and vegetables help with managing weight?
Low in calories. Most are low in calories compared to the same volume of other foods. See Volume Comparisons and How You Can Save Calories by Eating Fruits and Vegetables
Help you feel full. They have a high water and fiber content, which helps you feel full and may help to delay feelings of hunger between eating occasions.
Help you eat less. Eating raw or crisply steamed cooked vegetables requires more chewing, which may slow the pace of eating, helping to decrease intake at a meal.
Replace ‘bad’ foods. Fruits and veggies replace foods that are high in fat and sugar.
What Do I Get For 100 Calories?
When you eat fruits and vegetables in place of other foods, you get MORE! Why? Because they are high in fiber and water, the volume (per calorie) is greater when compared to other foods. See Our 100-Calorie Comparison Chart
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