After assessing 24 years’ worth of people’s eating habits, they linked each extra daily serving of fruit with an average quarter-kilogram reduction in weight over four years.
Blueberries, apples, prunes and pears yielded the biggest change – up to a 0.6kg reduction per extra daily serving.
Some credit may go to flavonoids, the helpful compounds found in fruit and vegetables, says study author Monica Bertoia. Research shows they boost energy burn and cut fat absorption. Any fruit or vegetable helps maintain weight.
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