This Compound Found In Certain Food Can Help You Maintain A Healthy Weight 4 years ago

This Compound Found In Certain Food Can Help You Maintain A Healthy Weight

New research from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia has shown that certain foods high in flavonoids could help people maintain a healthy weight over many years.

Flavonoids are plant compounds that are said to help prevent cell damage, and are present in many fruits and vegetables, and even wine. The Independent reports that the study was conducted over 24 years examining data from over 120,000 people in the United States.

It focused on weight gain in middle-aged people, as this is the time period where many people begin to gain a little extra:

'An increased consumption of most flavonoids was associated with weight maintenance and even a modest weight loss. The results were found to be consistent across men and women, and different ages.'

It seems like eating 80g of flavonoid-packed food daily can help with long-term weight maintenance.

Some fruit and vegetables high in flavonoids include:

Raspberries

Blueberries

Strawberries

Cherries

Radishes

Tea

Cocoa

Apples

Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits

Peppers

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