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September 30, 2015 • Healthy Living

The Best Fruits and Veggies for Weight Control

basket fruits and veggiesThanks to a new study from Harvard-based scientists, we have some promising new evidence that certain fruits and veggies are better than others for our waistlines. For this study, researchers monitored the diets and weight status of 133,000 men and women every 4 years over a 24 year period. Overall, study subjects who increased their intakes of fruits and non-starchy veggies over a four-year period lost weight. In contrast, study subjects who increased their intake of starchy veggies, including peas, corn and potatoes gained weight. More specifically, for each extra daily serving of fruit consumed over a four year period, weight decreased by just over a half a pound. For each extra daily serving of non-starchy veggie consumed, weight decreased by about a quarter of a pound. What’s more, certain fruits and veggies appeared to be significantly better than others. Click here to see the winners.