Appetite control is the Holy Grail for weight control and beans prove to be a winning food for keeping hunger at bay. In a systematic review of all available clinical trials, scientists concluded that people felt about 31% fuller after eating an average of 160 grams of beans (a bit more than ¾ a cup) relative to a bean-free control diet.
These results are not surprising given that beans are home to a number of hunger-quieting features including:
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