When it comes to weight loss, I like to know what foods I should eat. We all know what foods we shouldn’t eat! Blueberries are a good-for-you super (whole) food containing antioxidants that we should eat for those simple reasons. Did you know that researchers have found more compelling reasons why we should eat blueberries when it comes to weight loss?
Researchers found that if the animals were given meals enriched with blueberries, they lost fat from their stomachs.
Belly fat is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. The rats also showed improved blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol.
The effect is thought to be due to the high level of phytochemicals – naturally occurring antioxidants – that blueberries contain.
The researchers found that they will break down your existing fat and stop the production of more fat cells, which are exactly the sort of thing you need in your weight loss battle. Make no mistake, this innocent looking fruit packs a powerful punch. When it comes to obliterating body fat.
Say no more. This is what I had Grant run out and buy for me over the weekend.That’s right, a 3 lb. bag of wild blueberries. (Mom, if you are reading this you can stop laughing now.) I eat them on oatmeal, Greek yogurt and in oat bran muffins. Yesterday, I ate 1.5 cups of blueberries. It’s been about two weeks and I’ve lost 4 pounds…..
However, I am counting calories and trying to exercise every day, which are the two most important things to do when it comes to weight loss. Trust me, I want to believe that there is some miracle linked to eating blueberries and weight loss. (Even the Zonefast Weightloss program that I am giving away is only going to work if you limit calories and exercise.)
So enjoy those blueberries. Count your calories and try to get some exercise. With or without blueberries, you will lose weight!
Here are some blueberry filled recipes that I found on the Dr. Oz website.
Do you eat blueberries? I’ve enjoyed them long before this study, so it really wasn’t a stretch for me to include them in my diet.