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Vegetables are Associated with Weight Gain!

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016

Hold the presses! Send out a news release! This is the type of thing that some media loves to confuse us with. It's true though, some vegetables are associated with weight gain because of their high starch and low fibre. Fibre makes us feel full so if the the food lacks fibre we'll eat more of it. The worst culprit is corn. These days they are putting corn in lots of prcessed food because it's cheap and you can dress it up with salt and flavour enhancers like MSG to make it taste like anything. It's replacing a lot of grains so that they can be called Gluten Free. If you do have to avoid gluten then you may be drawn into lots of corn based products which are not good for you. 
Potatoes are second in being associated with weight gain. The studies on this did not even include chips or fries. It's often a staple in the diets of people I counsel on weight loss. It's a tough habit to break but they are not good for you when eaten too often. I eat them when they are "new" in the late summer. 
Peas are next. Also very starchy. I suggest using them as an ice pack instead.
Vegetables that are associated with weight loss are the ones with lots of fibre such as Kale, broccoli, leafy vegetables and the list goes on. 
Berries had a much higher association with weight loss than fruit. A good way to keep those handy is to have them in your freezer. Defrost in the fridge the night before or microwave them in the morning. They are great with some Greek Yogurt in the morning or as a dessert. Sweeten your oatmeal with them if you wish but make sure you get some protein with those carbs and you will have yourself set up for a great high-energy, yawn-free day!
Warm Regards,
Dr. D.

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