Four Weight Loss Benefits of Blue Berries
They're tangy, delicious and, as it turns out, incredibly healthy. Plus, they're a potent weight loss aid. Here are afew of the top reasons to add blue berries to your daily nutritional plan.
- Catechins: Blue berries contain a natural antioxidant called catechin, which helps to kick start fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells. This is a key weight loss aid, particularly when it comes to dangerous belly fat. In one study by Tufts University, researchers found that ingesting catechins can boost the rate of abdominal fat loss by nearly 77 percent and double your total weight loss.
- Big on nutrients, small on calories: Despite being ultra-low in calories (a full cup has just 85 calories and zero fat, cholesterol or sodium) blueberries are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins C and E, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants.
- Digestive benefits: Blueberries also are packed with insoluble fiber, which helps to speed up the digestive process.
- Dopamine: This natural "feel-good" neurotransmitter is a known mood-booster, which can go a long way in motivating you to maintain an active lifestyle. And, it's a natural appetite suppressant as well.
Oh, but that's not all. Blueberries also pack 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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