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Five High-Fiber Foods for Weight Loss

Eating high-fiber foods can help you lose weight. Fiber fills you up and keeps you satisfied. Five fiber-rich foods you should add to your diet to help you lose weight are apples, sweet potatoes, raspberries, chick peas and oats.

When you're on a diet, eating fiber is key because it fills you up and keeps you satisfied. And research shows that fiber can also help prevent weight gain and promote weight loss. Here are five high-fiber foods to add to your diet to help you lose weight. One medium apple has four grams of fiber. Be sure to eat the skin too. Add sliced apple to your turkey sandwich or chop and add apples to your hot oatmeal. A large sweet potato has four grams of fiber. Don't top it with lots of butter and sugar though, or you'll lose the slimming effect. One cup of raspberries has eight grams of fiber. They are delicious on top of Greek yogurt. If fresh raspberries aren't available, buy frozen raspberries and thaw them in the fridge overnight. Just a half cup of chickpeas has six grams of fiber. Keep a few cans in your pantry and add them to soups and salads, or you can roast them for a tasty snack. Oats are another great high-fiber food to include in your diet. There are four grams of fiber in a half cup of dry oats. Plus, oats are a whole grain, and research shows that people who eat whole grains regularly are less likely to put on weight than people who don't. For more healthy eating tips, come to eatingwell.com.
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