Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

How Do Fruits & Veggies Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight?

To maintain weight, you’ll want to remember to consume the same amount of calories you expend. If you are trying to lose weight, you’ll want to consume fewer calories than the amount of calories you expend. Fruits and vegetables can help you do this!

How Do Fruits & Veggies Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight? Weight Management. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

    • Low in calories. Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories compared to the same volume of other foods. Volume Comparisons: How to Save Calories by Eating Fruits & Veggies
    • Help you feel full. Fruits and veggies have a high water and fiber content, which helps you feel full and may help delay feelings of hunger between eating occasions.
    • Help you eat less. Eating raw or crisply steamed cooked vegetables requires more chewing, which may slow the pace of eating, helping to decrease intake at a meal.
    • Replace ‘bad’ foods. Fruits and veggies replace foods that are high in fat and sugar.
    • Nutrient-dense food. Fruits & veggies have more vitamins and minerals for the same amount of calories as foods with ‘empty calories’ such as candy, soda and other high-sugar foods.
    • Fulfill your sweet tooth. Fruits can satisfy your sweet cravings so you don’t reach for the brownies and ice cream or that bag of hard candy in your desk.
    • Provide energy. Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals (lots of fruits & veggies) gives you more energy to do everyday tasks and exercise (which will burn more calories!)

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