Blueberries Are a Fat Fighting Food

Heart Shaped Bowl of Blueberries

Blueberries are well-known for their health benefits, but new studies are showing that they also make a great fat fighting food. If you’re trying to bust belly fat, then consider adding these tasty morsels to your daily diet. How do blueberries help fight fat, aiding in weight loss? Here is a closer look.

Catechins Help Burn Belly Fat

Catechins, a natural antioxidant found in blueberries, is known to give the fat burning genes in your belly fat cells a kick start, which specifically aids in the loss of belly fat. Some research has even shown that eating foods with catechins can double weight loss and boost abdominal fat loss by as much as 77%. 

Low in Calories

If you’re eating a low calorie diet, blueberries are a great addition. They are low in calories, yet they are packed with important nutrients. This nutritional powerhouse is packed with potassium, iron, vitamin C, manganese, riboflavin, vitamin E, magnesium, antioxidants, and folate. You can have a full cup of blueberries for only 85 calories, and they contain no sodium, cholesterol, or fat.

Great Source of Fiber

Blueberries are an excellent source of insoluble fiber. Getting plenty of insoluble fiber helps to speed up your digestive process, and this can aid in weight loss as well. This fiber makes you feel full faster, helping to curb cravings that lead to weight gain.

Beyond their fat loss benefits, blueberries offer a number of other health benefits as well. For example, they are packed with anti-aging antioxidants that help fight off free radicals. They also contain phytonutrients and proanthycyanidins that help to prevent disease. Blueberries also taste amazing and they make a great addition to any meal, making them a great addition to your diet if you want to lose more fat.


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