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Before we start out, of course all fruits and vegetables are good for you to consume, so don’t cut any out just because they may not be one of the weight-loss juggernauts listed below. You know better.

Monica Bertoia, a research associate at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, was curious about the health impact of certain fruits and vegetables over others — could some of them be more helpful in terms of losing weight?

Working with 133,468 men and women living in the U.S., Bertoia, whose study was published in PLOS One, observed that increasing consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables led to a significant weight change over several four-year intervals.

Almost all fruit produced the same results, while vegetables containing lots of fibre and low carbohydrates (like broccoli and Brussels sprouts) led to greater weight loss, which Bertoia says is because they make you feel full.

On the flip side, starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes seemed to cause weight gain over time.

For each extra serving of fruit they ate per day, participants lost 0.53lb (0.24 kg), and for each extra serving of non-starchy vegetables consumed per day, they lost 0.25lb (0.11 kg). Over time, if eaten on the regular, a diet rich with these fruits and vegetables leads to significant, healthy weight loss, according to the study.

Check out which fruits and vegetables were the most successful in shedding pounds in the gallery, below.