If we look at the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate, the tool created by the Harvard School of Public Health to destroy the traditional food pyramid forever, half our plate (for lunch or dinner) should consist of fruits and vegetables. "The more vegetables and the greater the variety, the better potatoes and chips do not count," explain the researchers at the prestigious university, and recommend eating "many fruits of all colors."
Fruits and vegetables, moreover, are protective factors that fight overweight and obesity. It has been demonstrated by dozens of studies since the time of Maricopa. One of the latest work pointing out that fruit and vegetable consumption benefits weight loss was published last year in the British medical journal. The BMJ. The conclusions are crystal clear: "The consumption of fruits and vegetables was inversely associated with body fat".
So, for example, another review published in the journal Plos One in 2015, which included more than 500,000 participants, said something similar: "The increase in fruit consumption is inversely associated with changes (decrease) in waist circumference." The WHO, in fact, recommends eating at least 400 grams of these foods daily to prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity and various heart diseases.