7 Weight Loss Revelations from Science: #3 – Fill up on Fibre to Prevent Weight Gain

According to studies, the average American adult gains 0.5-1 kg per year. That might not seem like much but, from year to year it could add up. Before you know it you’ve gained 6 to 9 kg and are showing signs of weight related diseases like Type 2 Diabetes. The good news is there are ways to prevent this weight gain or even encourage weight loss. The secret? Eating more fibre. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah followed the eating habits of 252 middle-aged women for nearly two years and found that those who increased their fibre intake lost weight while those who decreased their fibre intake gained weight. The scientists found that for every 8 grams of fibre per 4,200 kilojoules consumed, women lost 2 kg over the course of the study. This held true regardless of how much fibre the women ate prior to the start of the study, which ranged from 3 to 25 grams a day.

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Source: GNLD Lifestyle, West Africa 03/14


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