Weight loss has become a cultural obsession; these days, it
seems that diet fads vanish as quickly as they appear. A study
published in the November 2003 issue of the American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition, however, shows that weight loss might
be as simple as eating a diet rich in whole-grain foods.
Researchers evaluated the eating habits of 75,000 U.S. female
nurses ages 38-63 during a 12-year period. The study found
that women who consumed more high-fiber whole-grain foods,
including brown rice, whole-grain breads and whole-grain cereals,
were 49 percent less likely to gain weight and, on average,
nine pounds lighter than their non grain-eating counterparts.
that's not all: Other studies have shown that a diet consisting
of whole-grain foods can lower your risk for developing heart
disease. So, ditch those sugary cereals and refined breads
and replace them with whole-grain options; while you're at
it, trash the junk food like chips and cookies. You'll feel
better, lose weight, and your heart will thank you for it.
Liu S, Willett W, Manson JE, et al. Relation
between changes in intakes of dietary fiber and grain products
and changes in weight and development of obesity among middle-aged
women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition November
2003:78(5), pp 920-27.
Additional information on the benefits of proper nutrition
can be found at http://www.chiroweb.com/tyh/nutrients.html.