Obesity is a serious concern for Americans, with more than 66% of the Americans currently being classified as obese. But for those that are interested in reversing or changing that course, there may be some easy options to try! According to the journal of PLOS Medicine and a recent study, the results showed that certain vegetables and fruits can help control body weight.
As many people know, being obese or overweight may cause life-threatening chronic diseases. With lifestyle changes that have more people sitting more, moving less and consuming higher calorie foods as well as more of them, well – the result is not good. Following a proper diet and exercise can help maintain your body weight and fat.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued their 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Have you seen them? These guidelines identified fruits and vegetables that can help adults and children control body weight.
1Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss
According to Dr. Monica Bertoia, there is strong evidence that certain fruits and vegetables help prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Bertoia’s team has proven that eating fruits and vegetables with a lower glycemic load and higher fiber content can help you attain a healthy weight, as compared to consuming food which have higher glycemic load and lower fiber content.