Did you know that with their fiber content and low glycemic loads, citrus fruits could be considered a secret weight-loss weapon? Studies have shown that a person can actually lose weight while eating larger quantities of food by choosing foods high in fiber and water content such as citrus fruits. Why does this work? These foods contain fewer calories per gram, provide a greater feeling of fullness and keep blood sugar levels more constant thereby resulting in better appetite control.
According to Dr. Barbara Rolls, the Guthrie Chair in Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University and author of the best selling book Volumetrics, "Citrus is excellent for weight loss because it can be eaten in satisfying portions for very few calories. The fruit also provides beneficial vitamins and nutrients, which is important for a weight loss plan because people are at greatest risk of nutrient deficiencies when they are cutting calories."
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