|On her show, Oprah Winfrey was talking to Dr. Oz about high fiber foods for healthy eating and natural weight loss. One of the more fascinating elements of the program was when the Doctor described an experiment where a group of people ate 11 pounds of fiber rich foods in the form of raw fruits and vegetables for 12 days. The results surprised everyone, including the doctor, as cholesterol levels were reduced 25%, blood pressure fell 10%, and each participant lost about 10 pounds.
By Cliff Smith
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Dr. Oz, as seen on Oprah, says the positive effects of getting enough high fiber foods happen "almost immediately." The fiber moves things through your system faster. He adds, "Bile, when it gets absorbed through the bowel, turns into cholesterol. So when you take a lot of fiber in your diet, you suck the bile out of you, and your cholesterol drops automatically. It also gets rid of sugar, which helps the diabetics. And it's a great tool if you want to lose weight because it makes you feel full." That is why weight control and natural weight loss are almost always easier with plenty of fiber in your diet.
Personally, I experienced the power of high fiber foods for natural weight loss when I lost 30 pounds in one month simply by changing to more of a plant based diet. I made that change easily with help from specially made, concentrated fiber rich foods.
Also, by adding some natural health drinks to wash down those high fiber foods, I received even more benefits. Fats and toxins were flushed out a rapid pace with no discomfort or loss of energy. In fact, I developed more energy and better digestion than ever before.
What are some good high fiber foods for natural weight loss and weight control?
Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious Pink Lady, Granny Smith and McIntosh apples each provide 5 grams of fiber.
Black beans are fiber rich foods with as much as 7g of fiber per 1/4 cup of dry beans. 1/4 cup of Pinto Beans rings up a hefty 12g of fiber per serving and Garbanzo Beans are the tops with 9g of fiber per 1/4 cup serving. Beans are a great tool for natural weight loss and easy weight control.
3. Whole grains
A bowl of shredded wheat, a piece of toast with multi grain bread, or an all bran muffin are wholesome high fiber foods. Each one can give you 3-5g of fiber or more, and they are easy to prepare.
4. Natural Fiber Drinks
Get 3g of soluble fiber in a creamy, cold, delicious chocolate or strawberry shake. This is healthy fast food that makes it easy to prepare and consume soluble fiber.
5. Natural High Fiber Food Bars
A snack bar should give you fiber. If it doesn't, then it isn't worth the calories. Also, be careful to get a fiber rich food bar that is easy to digest. Some of the meal replacement bars have too much protein and others have too many ingredients that are hard to digest. That is why I prefer specially formulated, concentrated whole food fiber bars that you can't find in stores.
"When you eat this kind of food, you're sending a very clear message to your brain," Dr. Oz says. "You're taking calories and nutrients. What we normally do in America is we give calories to people without nutrition. … The natural colors are gone, and so your brain sits back there and says, 'Am I still hungry or not?'"
You can eat 11 pounds of fruits and vegetables every day like the people in this experiment as seen on Oprah or you can add some concentrated, natural high fiber foods to your diet and make it more convenient to gain the benefits of fiber. Search the Internet to find more unique and innovative ways for achieving natural weight loss with high fiber foods.
Author Profile-Cliff Smith began seriously researching nutrition when he lost 30 pounds in 30 days on a diet of specially formulated all natural foods and concentrated health drinks. Read his natural weight loss story.
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