Researchers help dieticians to find a more healthy way to lose weight, than traditional methods that involve staying hungry for long hours. Scientists claim that dieting does not necessarily involve a lot of complication but a choice of the right food. A recent study has found out that that fiber rich food is a good way to stay healthy while trying to lose weight. The research shows that fiber is the healthier solution to the common snacks that most people munch between meals.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducted research to find out that fiber-rich food helps fight the hunger bursts that people experience between meal times. The U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded study involved as many as 240 people. The chosen subjects were prediabetic adults whose dietary schedules were observed for a one-year period.
While 50% of the subjects increased their daily intake of fiber rich food, the other half adopted the dietary plans recommended by the American Health Association. The source of the fiber (30 grams per day) for the first group of people was whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. On the other hand, the second set of people maintained low intake of calories, sugar, and salt, and balanced intake of fats, carbs, and proteins. These people were recommended particular food groups for their consumption.
The results after a year of observation were the same for both the groups, in all aspects, including cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels. They lost the same amount of weight, without taking on any additional physical activities.
Nevertheless, the researchers also said that the fiber diet is not as quick as the other strict diet plans that people tend to follow. However, it allows dieting individuals to maintain a healthy weight. The findings of the study could benefit as an additional help to dieting individuals.