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Veggies 'aid weight control' [news]

EATING broccoli, brussels sprouts and carrots is not just a healthy food choice. It might also stop you over-eating. New research by the Smart Food Centre at the University of Wollongong has discovered a solid serving of vegetables is one of the best ways to control your weight. But the finding applies only if vegetables are eaten in chunks or slices. Pureed, juiced or mashed vegetables are less effective in warding off hunger pangs. The weight control benefits of vegetable consumption are not a direct result of their low calorific and high vitamin content, but relate instead to a secondary attribute of all vegetables -- they make one feel very full or satiated.