Eat High-Fiber Foods, Like Jicama, for Appetite Control

Eat High-Fiber Foods, Like Jicama, for Appetite Control

Want a low-cal, low-fat, and highly nutritious veggie that can also tame your appetite? Try jicama (pronounced HICK-a-ma).

Jicama takes a huge bite out of your appetite because it's crammed full of fiber -- a plant substance that helps you feel full longer. One medium-sized tuber has a whopping 32 grams of the stuff!

Fiber Is Fatal for Appetite
In his book The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Jonny Bowden, PhD, writes that one medium-sized jicama contains about three times the fiber most Americans consume in one day. And you want that fiber, because it makes you feel fuller by increasing volume in your digestive tract and triggering satiety hormones. Watch this video for another amazing health benefit of fiber.

And That's Not All, Folks!
Check out a few of the other vital nutrients found in crisp, juicy jicama:

Medically reviewed in August 2019.

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