Many foods are fattening and can cause considerable weight gain in those that regularly consume them. The antidote to this weight gain, is to eat foods that prevent weight gain. Vegetables have been shown to have a number of beneficial health effects, and these may stem from the ability of vegetables to prevent weight gain. Vegetables are low in sugar and tend to be high in vitamins, minerals and phytochemical nutrients that can preserve health. Dairy is another food that may protect from weight gain. Dairy possibly protects from weight gain because it contains conjugated linoleic acid, or because of the calcium content. Yoghurt appears to be particularly protective of weight gain. High protein foods also protect from weight gain. Protein can slow digestion by maintaining food in the stomach for longer and this has a beneficial effect of both appetite and blood sugar levels. Dairy has a similar effect because the protein in dairy can curdle in the stomach and this also slows digestion.
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