Eat more fruits and non-starchy veg­eta­bles to stay slim

Asian Journal - - World -

New York: In­creased con­sump­tion of fruits and non-starchy veg­eta­bles is in­versely as­so­ci­ated with weight gain, says a study. “Our find­ings sup­port ben­e­fits of in­creased fruit and veg­etable con­sump­tion for pre­vent­ing longterm weight gain and pro­vide fur­ther food-spe­cific guid­ance for the preven­tion of obe­sity, a pri­mary risk fac­tor for type 2 di­a­betes, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases, can­cers, and many other health con­di­tions,” the study said. The re­search, con­ducted by Mon­ica Ber­toia of Har­vard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and col­leagues, shows dif­fer­ences by type of fruit or veg­etable, showed that starchy veg­eta­bles, for ex­am­ple peas and corn, were as­so­ci­ated with weight gain.


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