Slide show: Choose the right foods for weight control
French fries vs. spinach salad
Previous Next 2 of 6 High versus low energy density

Foods high in energy density include fatty foods, such as many fast foods, and foods high in sugar, such as sodas and candies. For example, a small order of fast-food fries has more than 200 calories.

For the same calories, you could have a heaping helping of fresh fruits and vegetables — such as this salad made with 10 cups of spinach, 1 1/2 cups of strawberries and a small apple. Plus with fresh fruits and vegetables, you get a plethora of valuable nutrients — not just empty calories. These foods also take longer to eat and are filling, which helps curb your hunger.

April 28, 2021