Flavonoids Help Maintain Weight

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Drinking wine and eating chocolate to keep the weight off might seem contradictory, but there's a key ingredient in both that could help you do just that.

A new study shows that eating foods rich in flavonoids may help you combat weight gain.

Flavonoids are natural compounds that appear in many types of produce, including strawberries, grapes and onions, according to a study published in the BMJ Journal.

The study looked at more than 124,000 middle-aged and older people and found that the more foods with flavonoids people ate, the better they maintained their weight.

While the study focused on produce, flavonoids are also found in other foods, including red wine and chocolate.

 

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