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Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber

Published On: Apr 08 2014 02:27:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 21 2014 11:10:52 AM CDT
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By Mayo Clinic News Network

High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you're no longer hungry, so you're less likely to overeat.

And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won't be as ravenous later.

Finally, high-fiber foods tend to have fewer calories for the same volume of food.

Choose whole grains and whole-grain products, fruits and vegetables, beans, and peas and other legumes.



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