Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hydrophilic foods - what the hell are those?

This is a big word used to describe foods that are "water lovers", meaning that they attract and retain water and help to fill you up.  You may be surprised to learn that some of these foods are ones you eat regularly, and others are foods you should try to include in your daily diet.

For those who are looking to lose some weight, these foods are hugely beneficial because of their high soluble fiber amounts.  This helps to slow down the digestion process and give you the feeling of fullness for a longer period of time.

Believe it or not, there is even a "hydrophilic diet", click here for more info.  I am not keen on recommending "diets" to anyone but this one seems to be pretty legit and sustainable.  This diet does have some very sounds evidence that doesn't require any major changes or restrictions, and exercise is highly recommended as part of the diet, which many other diets don't seem to mention.


Hydrophilic foods have even been shown to help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, and help control diabetes by keeping insulin sensitivity in check.

Some examples of hydrophilic foods include:  brussels sprouts, chia seeds, oranges, pears, oatmeal, kidney beans, celery, figs, apricots, broccoli, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.   

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