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They’re one of the few fruits that contain pectin, which naturally slows digestion and promotes a sense of fullness, according to a recent study. In fact, people who ate an apple as part of a meal felt more satiated and ate less than those who consumed a calorically equivalent amount of juice and applesauce. One reason: Despite having few calories, whole apples take longer to eat, so your body has time to tell your brain that you’re not hungry anymore. That means you can eat this low-energy-density, high-satiety fruit and avoid feeling deprived while still losing weight.
Feel Even Fuller: Add apple chunks to oatmeal or salad, or slices to a turkey sandwich on whole-wheat bread.