If you’re a fan of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole-food juice concentrates made from those things, then here's some good news for you.
A study, published in the British Medical Journal, has discovered that flavonoids from fruits and vegetables may help reduce weight gain.
Researchers looked at data from the Nurse’s Health Study, the Nurse’s Health Study II and the Health Professionals Follow Up Study.
They found people who regularly ate fruits and vegetables gained 0.16 to 0.23 pounds less than the yearly standard deviation.
On average, men gain 2.2 pounds in a four-year period, while women gain about 2.9 pounds.
These are the flavonoids they studied:
Flavanones (eriodictyol, hesperetin, and naringenin), anthocyanins (cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin, pelargonidin, petunidin, and peonidin), flavan-3-ols (catechin, gallocatechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin 3-gallate, and epigallocatechin 3-gallate), proanthocyanidins (dimers, trimers, 4-6mers, 7-10mers, and polymers), flavonoid polymers (proanthocyanidins, theaflavins, and thearubigins), flavonols (quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, and isorhamnetin), and flavones (luteolin and apigenin) – as well as total flavonoids.
Anthocyanins, flavonoid polymers and flavonols were the most strongly associated with these benefits.
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