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January 1, 2015

The Hydrophilic Foods Solution

If you’ve ever watched oatmeal as it cooks you’ve seen a hydrophilic food in action. Hydrophilic, or “water-loving,” foods are loaded with soluble fiber. When mixed or cooked with water they swell up. In your digestive tract this same process occurs and creates a full feeling that helps keep you more satisfied, says Keren Gilbert, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and author of The HD Diet: Achieve Lifelong Weight Loss with Chia Seeds and Other Hydrophilic Foods (Rodale). “Hydrophilic foods are an essential part of the hunger puzzle. They not only keep us feeling fuller longer, which helps with weight loss, but they also diminish cravings and aid in maintaining digestive health.” Read More...