Studies of Harvard University and the University of East Anglia discovered the benefits of some fruit and vegetables for weight loss.
Mentioned, fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries, radishes, and red peppers have a higher compounds called flavonoids that can prevent weight gain.
Flavonoids are natural compounds that represent bioactive constituents of fruits and vegetables, beyond caloric and macronutrient content, which could potentially affect our weight.
Besides the foods mentioned above, flavonoids are also found in tea, and chocolate.
The findings show that eating high levels of flavonoids may help keep weight in order to remain at the normal rate.
To prove, researchers analyzed more than 124 thousand respondents of women and men in the US who were followed for 24 years. During that time, the researchers also looked at the relationship between the intake of a wide variety of flavonoids and its relation to weight.
The study is now published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)
This discovery is particularly important given the high rate of obesity in some countries. Obesity is becoming one of the triggers of cardiovascular complications such as heart and kidney.
Medical journal The Lancet in 2014, released the list of countries with the highest rate of overweight in the world.
According to the Lancet, the number of people in the world are categorized as obese has exceeded 2.1 billion. This figure is up 875 million compared to 1980.
United States, China, and India has the highest obesity rates in the world. Experts say the increase is due to the "modernization of the world" which resulted in a lack of physical activity at all ages.