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20 Best Fruits and Vegetables to Keep You Full Longer

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Dana Leigh Smith of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 23: "All I've seen you eat today is rabbit food. Aren't you hungry?" my cousin asked me on our most recent family vacation. Before responding to her, I stopped and thought about what I had nibbled on: an apple, berries, carrot sticks, a salad, and some things like whole grains and proteins, too. But I saw where she was coming from. Unless you're a person who primarily eats fruits and veggies, it's hard to imagine just how filling these foods can be."No, not at all, I replied. "I'm eating the ultimate combo meal: fiber and water."The experts agree that the two are seriously satisfying—even when these nutrients are coming from low-calorie things like carrots and apples. "Both fiber and water help to fill up the stomach and make us feel full," registered dietitian Isabel Smith tells us. "Fiber also helps to slow digestion and helps to regulate appetite and blood sugar levels."If you're interested in filling up your plate—without filling out your pants—we're here to help! Below, you'll find a ranking of the 10 most filling fruits and 10 most filling veggies, based on their fiber and water content. Pick up a few of your top picks next time you hit the market, start munching, quell your hunger, and watch that excess weight melt away! Plus, be sure to steer clear of the 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

20 Best Fruits and Vegetables to Keep You Full Longer

"All I've seen you eat today is rabbit food. Aren't you hungry?" my cousin asked me on our most recent family vacation. Before responding to her, I stopped and thought about what I had nibbled on: an apple, berries, carrot sticks, a salad, and some things like whole grains and proteins, too. But I saw where she was coming from. Unless you're a person who primarily eats fruits and veggies, it's hard to imagine just how filling these foods can be.

"No, not at all, I replied. "I'm eating the ultimate combo meal: fiber and water."

The experts agree that the two are seriously satisfying—even when these nutrients are coming from low-calorie things like carrots and apples. "Both fiber and water help to fill up the stomach and make us feel full," registered dietitian Isabel Smith tells us. "Fiber also helps to slow digestion and helps to regulate appetite and blood sugar levels."

If you're interested in filling up your plate—without filling out your pants—we're here to help! Below, you'll find a ranking of the 10 most filling fruits and 10 most filling veggies, based on their fiber and water content. Pick up a few of your top picks next time you hit the market, start munching, quell your hunger, and watch that excess weight melt away! Plus, be sure to steer clear of the 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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