14 fruits and vegetables that can help you lose weight, according to science

Eating fruit and vegetables that are high in a key compound - such as apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries and radishes - may help prevent weight gain.

Research from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia has found that fruit and vegetables with high levels of flavonoids could help people maintain a healthy weight.

Even a single 80g serving of the fruit or veg per day may improve health. For more on the research, read the Independent's report here. And see a selection of 14 fruit and veg high in flavonoids below:

1. Raspberries

2. Blueberries

3. Blackberries

4. Strawberries

5. Blackcurrants

6. Cherries

7. Grapes

8. Plums

9. Radishes

10. Pears

11. Apples

12. Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits

13. Onions

14. Peppers

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