You might be wondering why I keep writing about weight loss all the time. Well, given that 65 % of the US population, and 40 % of my country’s (Turkey) population has major weight problems, I can’t get this terrible health risk out of my mind.
What I’m going to suggest in this post will not make a dent in your physique if you are obese, but it could support your “trimming” efforts to have a lean, muscular look.
Experts say that incorporating this metabolism-boosting food into your diet can help kick-start weight loss – it’s blueberries.
Blueberries have been found to significantly decrease inflammation because of their high levels of antioxidants called flavonoids.
These little guys are also a rich source of vitamin C and resveratrol, which is a polyphenol with anti-inflammatory effects that fight against free radicals in the body. In fact, their anti-inflammatory properties are what make them amazing for weight loss.
Ann Kulze, MD, of Charleston, SC, author of “Dr. Ann’s 10 Step Diet: A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality”, says “Inflammation is a key driver of all chronic diseases, so blueberries have a host of benefits.” She tells everyone to have a serving of blueberries (about ½ a cup) every day. Frozen are just as good as fresh.
Studies also suggest that the powerful fruit’s anthocyanins can even help neutralize the inflammatory effects of high-fat, high-carb meals by effectively turning off inflammatory and immune genes.
How does one incorporate blueberries into their diets? The possibilities are endless.
You can start your day by snacking on blueberries by themselves, or you can add them to your breakfast foods.
Even though it is recommended that you add them to cottage cheese or yogurt, I’m against mixing cholesterol-containing foods with fructose containing ones. It is said that this combination results in oxidized cholesterol entering your body.
What I do is mix them with my fruit smoothie or add them to my fruit salad containing raspberries, blackberries, dried black mulberries and other healthy ingredients.
Go for it, my friends.
That’s it for now; see you all the next time.