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The Healthy Living Magazine

Best Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,

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You know that eating fruits and vegetables can help you achieve a healthy weight. But which kinds are best? Researchers examined diet information for 133,468 adults from long-term studies. For each serving of vegetables they ate over a four-year period, they dropped an average of a quarter pound. Each serving of fruit was linked to a half-pound weight loss. Specific vegetables associated with weight loss were cruciferous (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts) and leafy green (kale, mustard or chard greens, spinach, and romaine lettuce). Among fruits, the best for weight loss were berries (blueberries and strawberries) and citrus (oranges and grapefruits). On the flip side, starchy veggies (potatoes and corn) were associated with weight gain. 
Source: PLOS Medicine, published online Sept. 22, 2015

 
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