BLOG NEWS: Vegetables and fruit can help weight loss

If you want to lose weight, then eat more nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables; they can turn off the cycle of craving for other types of foods and short circuit the food addiction cycle, helping to provide a boost to weight loss efforts.

Fruits and vegetables are nutrition powerhouses containing the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fibre, antioxidants and protein needed for good health and avoidance of disease. When they are eaten, the body is satisfied and the signal to continue eating is extinguished.

Nature has built into each of us the desire to eat because eating provides the body with the nutrition to function and maintain itself. When people eat foods that don’t contain the nutrients the body needs, it continues to send the signal that more eating is needed.

To have a real impact on weight and health, the intake of fruits and vegetables must be radically increased. Fruits and vegetables should make up the largest single block of food in the diet, with other foods added in small amounts. People who increase their consumption of nutrition-packed fruits and vegetables while lowering their intake of nutrient-deficient foods will begin to see a positive difference in their weight and energy levels.

To find out more about the nutrients in vegetables, go to http://www.vegetables.co.nz/nutrition or for information on specific vegetables go to http://www.vegetables.co.nz/select_a_vegetable/

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