Flavonoids in Fruit Aid Weight Control


Flavonoids found in apples, pears, onions, and other fruits and vegetables improve weight control, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers monitored weight and intake for seven different types of flavonoids in 124,086 participants from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the Nurses’ Health Study, or the Nurses’ Health Study II. Those who consumed the most flavonoids from berries, citrus fruits, and peppers were more likely to maintain their weight when compared to those who consumed the least. These findings credit dietary interventions and daily fruit and vegetable intake as effective methods for obesity prevention.

Bertoia ML, Rimm EB, Mukamal KJ, Hu FB, Willett WC, Cassidy A. Dietary flavonoid intake and weight maintenance: three prospective cohorts of 124 086 US men and women followed for up to 24 years. BMJ. 2016;352:i17.

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Kitchen Time Saver! Cut up a variety of veggies: Bell peppers, carrots, or broccoli. Pre-package them to use when time is limited. You can enjoy them on a salad, with hummus, or in a veggie wrap.

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