It’s not the amount of calories you eat, it’s the amount you get from it.
And while there are lots of diets that focus on eating more vegetables and whole grains, there’s a new trend that may be helping to boost your weight and help you shed excess pounds.
According to a new study, high-fiber foods can boost your metabolism and help keep your weight under control.
The new study found that people who ate a diet high in vegetables and fruits had higher levels of “proteins” (the building blocks of cells) and “metabolically active” cells than people who did not.
In addition, the higher the amount a person ate of vegetables and fruit, the greater their levels of a type of protein called “fiber.”
This type of fiber is known to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and even some cancers.
The researchers found that high-Fiber diets were associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetics and other chronic diseases.
The high-protein diet also led to a smaller waistline.
“Our results show that fiber and its components can promote weight loss,” said lead author and postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth A. Shorter, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“And it’s associated with a lower risk for obesity.”
She said that if you have a high-fat diet, your body might be able to use more of the fiber it needs to stay lean and reduce the risk for other diseases, including type 2 Diabetes.
“The high-energy fiber intake that we found may be helpful for reducing body weight,” she said.
“But there is a downside to it.”
Shorter and her colleagues looked at more than 100,000 people in their cohort.
They were looking for people who had a diet that included a high level of fiber and were followed for three to five years.
People who were overweight or obese at baseline were followed after a year to see if they improved.
The results were published online this week in the journal Cell Metabolism.
The findings were similar to previous studies that have shown that a high protein diet increases the production of the protein-building protein, called cAMP.
Shipper and her team found that higher levels were associated to lower levels of cAMP in the body.
“There is a positive relationship between the level of camp and weight loss, and this is one of the mechanisms that we believe can promote the maintenance of weight loss and a reduced risk of metabolic disease,” she added.
“It could be a mechanism to prevent weight gain.”
High-protein diets have been linked to weight loss in humans, as well.
However, studies have not found the same benefits with high-sugar diets, as this type of diet is high in sugar.
This study looked at people who were not on a high carbohydrate diet, which is a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.
The participants were not being monitored for weight, which may have affected the results.
Shivert said that she was not aware of a previous study that had found the opposite.
“What we found is that high fiber intake can be associated with weight loss or weight maintenance,” she explained.
“That’s something we want to understand more and better understand in the future.”