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14 March 2011

Hidden veggies can help you slim

A little deceit in the kitchen can achieve a great deal of good for your family's health, says DietDoc. Join the "fat-resistance" by hiding veggies in your favourite dishes.

A little deceit in the kitchen can achieve a great deal of good for your family's health, says DietDoc. Join the "fat-resistance" by hiding veggies in your favourite dishes.



A recent Reuters Health report titled "Hidden veggies effective strategy to reduce energy in adults" is an inspiration to slimmers. According to this report, researchers at Pennsylvania State university used "stealth vegetables" to dilute the kilocalorie content of dishes like carrot bread, macaroni and cheese or chicken-and-rice casserole. The hidden veggies reduced the energy content of these dishes substantially by as much as 360 kcal per day. Translated into weight loss, a reduction of 360 kcal per day in energy intake can produce a loss of 500g of body fat in about 10 days. Most slimmers would be delighted to shed half a kilogram of fat so painlessly.

While the subjects tucked into their meals, cooks in the laboratory kitchen were adding steamed and pureed vegetables like cauliflower, squash or carrots, to the standard dishes at the rate of 15% to 25% per weight.

 
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