Employees of the University of Alabama were able to find out that the active consumption of fruits and vegetables does not help to lose weight, contrary to popular opinion. For example, American nutritionists recommend eating 1.5-2 servings of fruits and 2-3 servings of vegetables every day. But very often people who are on a diet are advised to include as many fruits and vegetables as possible in their diet. They are low-calorie and can displace harmful products from the diet.
However, the study showed that such a scheme does not work. But the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is unlikely to harm, because these products are rich in vitamins and fiber. Experts compared the Mediterranean diet with a diet that contains minimal fat due to the abundance of fruits and vegetables. The first, in addition to weight loss, also promised to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
As it turned out, the Mediterranean diet, which contains olive oil, worked better. In addition, it is known that cores who adhered to the Mediterranean diet were 30% less likely to have a heart attack than those on a low-fat diet. Therefore, scientists came to the conclusion that they are now paying special attention to fruits and vegetables, forgetting about other important elements in the diet. For example, you can lose weight more effectively if you eat two eggs for breakfast.