Eating slower makes us eat less food, and the same happens when we eat foods that we must chew more, such as foods with a hard consistency, which makes us eat less. On the other hand, eating fast reduces the secretion of hormones in the intestine that cause the feeling of being full, say scientists from the University of Athens. Therefore, the consumption of foods of a hard consistency and more difficult to chew can help you lose weight .

On the other hand, a study published in Plos one , revealed that the hardness of food plays an important role in the feeling of satiety . Faced with growing obesity, scientists put fifty people between 21 and 24 years old on a diet based on soft foods and the second, raw and hard foods.

Hard consistency foods for weight loss

These are some of the hard foods that you can consume to provide energy to your body and help you lose weight,


The almonds will provide protein and carbohydrates you need between meals . In addition, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity, people who eat almonds during a diet lose more than those who do not include them. Of the 39% total fat in almonds, 25% is healthy and full of fiber.


It is a refreshing food rich in fiber; a cup of coconut contains 7.2 grams of fiber , which is more than 20% of the recommended daily intake for adults. Fiber helps the digestive process by adding bulk to the stool, this helps you move food through the digestive tract. In addition, it helps you against hair loss.


Carrots are high in fiber , which the body does not digest, it simply passes through the digestive system and carries other foods with it. However, the body tries to digest it anyway, so it sends out more digestive enzymes and this, in turn, causes the rest of the food to be digested better, you have a feeling of fullness for longer and speeds up your metabolism.


Radishes, in addition to being a hard food and that you can consume as a snack, is very low in its glycemic level, this means that when you consume radish, your sugar levels are kept in balance and your need for sugars and desserts will drop considerably.


Celery is essential to flavor the diet , it is also composed of almost 95% water, which makes it a digestive, diuretic and cleansing food for our body. In addition, according to researchers at the University of Chicago, celery reduces cholesterol levels by up to 7 points for every two stalks.

How about preparing a salad with all these ingredients? Cut each of them into slices, place a bed of green leafy vegetables and on them place your sliced ​​vegetables, put a little of your dressing or favorite vinaigrette on them and you will have a delicious salad to include daily in your diet reducing. So easy and so accessible.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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