People trying to lose weight often banish bananas and other fruits from their diets because they’re loaded with carbohydrates and sugar. But a new review of studies shows that eating a lot of this naturally sweet produce is actually connected to lower body weight.
“You can have as many apples and bananas as you want–even if you’re on a diet,” says review author David Ludwig, MD, professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. “In fact, we haven’t found evidence that fruit does anything but promote health, helping keep blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and heart disease in check.”
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