You can’t eat healthy without fruits and vegetables—everybody knows that. However, we are also aware that not all fruit and vegetables are created equal, so not all of them satisfy our hunger. This can be really frustrating, especially when you want to follow a weight loss plan.
Are you starving soon after eating your favorite fruits and therefore you’ll be less likely to lose weight? Well…if the answer is YES, you should definitely look at the fiber content! Fiber plays an important role in healthy diet. Also, fiber filling foods can curb your hunger.
“Fiber helps keep us feeling fuller longer. It slows gastric emptying, keeping food in our stomach as it breaks down,” says Bridget Murphy, MS, a registered dietitian at NYU Langone Medical Center.
“The average American consumes only about 12 grams of fiber per day. That’s less than half the recommendation of 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day for women, and 30 to 35 grams for men,” notes Murphy.
Read on to discover the most filling fruits and veggies you should be eating more of.