Four Ways Blue Berries Benefit Your Weight Loss Efforts
Blue berries are an all-time favorite snack - and with good reason. In fact, besides their amazing taste, they're packed with healthy benefits. Here four ways these tangy natural treats can help boost your weight loss efforts.
- Blue berries deliver on nutrients without packing on calories: They're rich in a slew of nutrients including vitamins C and E, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants. Yet, they're low in calories and free of fat, cholesterol or sodium.
- Blue berries pack fat-burning catechins: Blue berries are rich in catechins, natural antioxidants that stimulate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells. In a recent study, Tufts University researchers found that catechins can increase the rate of abdominal fat loss by approximately 77 percent and double your total weight loss.
- Blue berries aid in digestion: Blueberries are rich ininsoluble fiber, which helps to speed up the digestive process, quickly eliminating waste from the body.
- Blue berries trigger dopamine production: Dopamine is a natural "feel-good" neurotransmitter that can boost your mood and motivate you to maintain an active lifestyle. And, it's a natural appetite suppressant.
What's more - Blueberries also are filled with anti-aging free radicals; disease-preventing proanthycyanidins and phytonutrients; and salicylic acid, a natural version of aspirin that helps to thin the blood and reduce pain.
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