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MICHAEL SMITH: Not all fruits and veggies are created equal.

A new study has found the best ones to eat if you want to lose weight.

Here's the list-- apples, pears, berries, citrus, tofu, cauliflower, and peppers.

Yes, tofu counts as a vegetable.

That list may sound random, but here's what all these foods have in common.

They are high in fiber and low in starch.

You may hear them called low glycemic, which means that they don't make your blood sugar rise very much.

Fruits, especially berries, were the best for weight loss.

What you want to avoid are the low fiber, high glycemic and starchy vegetables like corn, peas, and potatoes.

So if you're looking to produce results, start with your produce.

For WebMD, I'm Dr. Michael Smith.