5 Fruits You Need to Eat Every Day to Not Gain Weight

About one-quarter cup of blueberries contains 10 milligrams of anthocyanins, and each 10 mg increase is linked with a quarter-pound less weight gain over four years

Blueberries

Exactly how flavonoids deter weight gain is not fully understood but eating foods rich in flavonoids—namely produce—may allow us to feel full sooner, and avoid other less-healthy foods that may lead to weight gain.

Blueberries

It's great if an apple a day can keep the doctor away, but it's an added bonus if it also helps keep you trim!

Apples

Apples are rich in flavonoid polymers and are also packed with fiber, making them one of the healthiest fruits for weight loss. One medium-sized apple is considered one serving

Apples

Pears may also prevent weight gain, according to the BMJ study, and this is largely due to flavonoid polymers

Pears

Every extra 138 mg of flavonoid polymers resulted in less weight gain over the four-year study period.

Pears

Strawberries help maintain weight for the same reason as blueberries: They're rich in anthocyanins.

Strawberries

Start incorporating one cup of strawberries a day into your diet by trying them with breakfast over low-fat yogurt or steel-cut oatmeal, as a mid-afternoon snack, or as a dessert after dinner

Strawberries

Peppers are in fact a fruit. Ranking up there with the healthiest fruits, they can also help put the brakes on weight gain when eaten daily, according to the research. In fact, peppers may even encourage weight loss.

Peppers

Capsaicin, the component that gives chili peppers that kick, seems to encourage white fat cells to convert into energy-burning brown fat, in one study done on rats.

Peppers

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