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The Detroit Free Press reports that a new study by the University of Texas suggests that people with a healthy weight – as opposed to being obese – tend to eat more fruit and fiber.

According to the story, “Overweight and obese subjects consumed more total fat, artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. Calorie intake between overweight and leaner participants was about the same; the groups just ate different foods.

“As researchers and health professionals continue to seek answers for safe and effective weight-loss options, one thing remains clear: Enjoying a healthy diet, especially one that includes fruit and fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, vegetables and legumes is key to a healthy life.”

KC's View:
Good news, at least in my house…where I’m afraid I simply don't eat enough veggies (though I consume enough V-8 to make up for it), but certainly eat enough fruit…especially bananas, watermelon and mango. So I’m feeling good…