A recent study from the American Dietetic Association revealed that even though two groups of individuals ate the same amount of calories, individuals who ate 30% more of one particular nutrient had low levels of body fat while the other group was clinically overweight and/or obese.
Any guess as to what this nutrient is?
I’ll give you a few hints. It’s found in foods like:
- Sweet Potatoes
- 100% Whole Wheat Pasta
- Brown Rice
- As well as many other foods.
The nutrient is fiber. Are you getting enough fiber? Thirty grams a day? I hope so because the benefits are too good to pass up.
- Slowing digestion and gastric emptying to support stable blood sugar levels and decreased insulin output (this means more fat loss)
- Signaling the release of hunger crushing hormones, which supports feelings of fullness and appetite control
- Promoting weight control independent of calorie intake (as the ADA study revealed).
Fiber is one of those super nutrients that you should be consuming with every meal. It’s found in abundance in most fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, so stock up and fill up your plate with fiber.