Healthy fiber-rich foods to lose weight

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29 Jan 2019

#HealthBytes: 5 fiber-filled food items to cut down belly fat

Not only does belly fat look bad on you, it is also a virtual invitation to a host of dreadful health issues, like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, among others.

When trying to lose weight, fiber-rich foods can be quite helpful, as fiber is filling, and keeps you satisfied for long.

Here are 5 fiber-rich food items to help you lose weight.

#1

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a widely popular breakfast choice, not for nothing!

Power-packed with fiber, a bowlful of oatmeal as your opening meal of the day, will make you forget about eating, at least until lunchtime.

With just a half-cup serving of oatmeal, you get 4 grams of fiber.

To make your oats even more fiber-dense, garnish it with a good handful of fresh fruits.

#2

Berries

Berries aren't just amazingly juicy and tasty, they're also good for health.

With a cupful of raspberries or blackberries supplying 8 grams of fiber, at the cost of just 64 calories, they make for one of the most fiber-dense food items.

Hence, berries are a great pick for healthy weight-loss.

Add them to your oatmeal, yogurt bowl, or just start munching right away!

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#3

Leafy greens

Leafy greens

Dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, lettuce etc. are enriched with healthy antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, and dietary fiber. Thus, they are quite effective in promoting weight loss.

They are also good for improving metabolism, and boosting immunity.

Several studies have shown that consumption of leafy greens can help fight diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and can enhance mental function.

#4,5

Beans and Bananas

Beans: Versatile and tasty, beans are high in dietary fiber as well as protein, and are therefore filling in nature. So, in order to lose weight, make beans a regular feature in your diet.

Bananas: Let's bust the myth already: Bananas aren't fattening! In fact, loaded with goodness of antioxidants, fiber, and potassium, bananas keep you full for long, thus aiding in weight loss.

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What are the risks of being obese?

Asked 2019-01-29 16:13:30 by Amit Rao

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Obesity doesn't just look bad on you, it can be host to many dreadful health conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, cholesterol, heart disease etc.

What is fiber?

Asked 2019-01-29 16:13:30 by Pari Jhadav

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Dietary fiber is a plant-based carbohydrate, that cannot be completely broken down by our digestive enzymes.

How does fiber help in weight loss?

Asked 2019-01-29 16:13:30 by Rajesh Saxena

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Fiber is quite filling, and keeps you satisfied for long, thus helping avoid unhealthy snacking, and leading to weight loss.

What are some fiber-rich foods that lead to weight-loss?

Asked 2019-01-29 16:13:30 by Angel Kapoor

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Some of the healthiest fiber-filled food items that lead to weight loss include berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), apples, bananas, beans, leafy green veggies, oats, chia seeds, among others.

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