The Importance of Fruits and Vegetables to Prevent Obesity

Obesity is known to be the roots of various metabolic diseases. Easy person to get a meal, but not enough physical activity, resulting in the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide.

And, in fact, obesity can be combated by eating fruits and vegetables regularly. But, of course offset by efforts to manage your diet and exercising and physical activity.

According to clinical nutritionist Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono, vegetables and fruits can keep your metabolism thus helping avoid metabolic problems.

Disturbed metabolism and obesity are the two things that are intimately interconnected. Both have a causal relationship. That is, impaired metabolism can lead to obesity and vice versa.

While fruits and vegetables, said Fiastuti, contain nutrients that are essential to keeping the body healthy metabolism. Vegetables and fruits contain vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which helps balance the body's system that works.

Moreover, he added, vegetables and fruits also contain fiber which is very beneficial for digestion. With a good digestive system, the body will more easily absorb nutrients and get rid of the leftovers.

"The fiber contained in fruits and vegetables also help the body to full longer. With a longer satiety, the body will tend to be attracted to high-calorie foods are easy to put on weight," said Fiastuti.

Not only that, the fiber helps keep blood sugar levels in order not jumped dramatically after meals. That is why vegetables and fruits can prevent diabetes is also closely related to obesity.