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One Diet Plan Promotes Weight Loss and Better Health

Study shows a simple one diet plan of losing weight and promoting better health, eat more fiber. Fiber rich foods have been tested and proven to uncomplicated one’s road to weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

National Institutes of Health funded a study to understand the dietary benefits of fiber. The study observed 240 people who were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Half of the volunteers increased their intake of fiber by 30 grams. The other half rigidly followed the diet plan by American Heart Association – more fish and lean protein, less sugar and cholesterol. At the end of the study, both groups lost five pounds in a year.

People who increased their fiber intake are likely to lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. To eat more fiber is a simple diet but proven to be effective.

Fiber rich foods are available in local markets and grocery store. Here are examples of high fiber food to consider when you fill up your pantry.

  •  Breads: rye, bran flakes and wheat bread
  • Fruits: pear, apple, mango, raspberries, raw blackberries and strawberries
  • Nuts: almonds, pistachios, walnuts and pecans
  • Legumes: navy, pinto, lentils, black beans, lima and split peas
  • Vegetables: artichoke, winter squash, broccoli, soy beans, spinach, turnip greens, sweet corn, potato and carrots

Video: Mark Hyman, MD

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