When they hear the term "fiber", most people instantly think of powdered fiber supplements to mix into their waters. Or wheat bran. But there is so much more in the world of fiber.
The benefits of fiber extend well beyond just that of regularity. Research is showing that fiber plays a meaningful role in controlling appetite. For example, one review found that a greater intake of fiber reduced appetite by 5%. 1 While this number may not be significantly high, it can be meaningful when multiple strategies to control appetite (as included in this article series) are combined. Just how does fiber curb appetites, though?