Disease Proof

Nutrient Dense Foods Are Key

According to new research low-calorie dieting can allow you to eat more food and ingest less calories. Now, if you read Eat to Live you already know this to be true. The key is to consume large amounts of healthy nutrient-rich plant matter which fills you up, but doesn’t burden you with excess calories. The Reuters report seems to agree:
Using dietary information from 7,500 U.S. adults, researchers found that those who reported eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich grains and other lower-calorie foods typically ate a larger amount of food than their peers who favored richer fare.

Yet they ate several hundred fewer calories a day, while consuming more calcium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C, B6 and folate.
It all boils down to those fiber-full fruits and veggies:
In general, foods that have a high amount of water and/or fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, also have a low calorie density. Water and fiber add to a food's bulk, but contribute few or no calories.

Sugar, fat and flour, on the other hand, pack on the calories, and calorie-dense foods include chips and other snack foods, nuts, sweets and processed or fatty meats.

So while study participants who filled their diets with low-cal fare ate more food by weight, they ingested fewer calories — an average of 425 fewer among men, and 250 fewer among women.
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Elwira - August 4, 2006 9:08 AM

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