DENVER -- Women who want to lose weight are used to being told to cut certain things out of their diet, but a new study shows for many women, adding two things can actually cause weight to fall right off.
Ready? It's simple: fruits and vegetables.
The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shows that women who add just two servings of fruits and vegetables to their diet each day can take at least three pounds off the scale over the next four years.
That can counter-balance the typical weight gain that comes with the aging process.
Doctor Mandi Beman of Aracea Women’s Care says a well balanced diet is especially important for women approaching the age of menopause since hormonal changes can increase weight gain.
Dr. Beman says, “There are a lot of calories in fruits and vegetables especially fiber which help maintain a healthy digestive system it also helps to keep you feeling more full.”
Weight bearing exercise is also important, especially for women over the age of 50 who are prone to bone loss.