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Blueberries Fight Belly Fat

Eat More of This to Help Banish Belly Fat

Already considered a superfood, blueberries now have another benefit, discovered in a University of Michigan lab: a diet rich in blueberries may help diminish belly fat. Although the study was performed on rats, researchers found that the beneficial decrease of belly fat occurred in both of high- and low-fat diets, which leads them to believe blueberries affect the way the body stores and breaks down sugar. While more research is needed on humans, these findings back up data from earlier studies on the benefits of blueberries on male populations at risk for heart disease. All good news since abdominal fat has been linked to both heart disease and diabetes, even in individuals with a normal BMI.

Don't count the benefits out in colder months either! The antioxidants found in the berries, which also create their rich hue, are not affected by freezing. Frozen blueberries do lose a small amount of their vitamin E content though, as well as a bit of beta carotene.

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Sharry2472001 Sharry2472001 5 years
I hope so, I've been eating blueberries most mornings for a while now.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
I used to hate blueberries until my bf showed me the light when he asked to make a blueberry compote for a shortcake. Now I love eating them as they are, fresh, just a lil wet from washing. Love how they pop in your mouth.
missyd missyd 8 years
ahh yes. another fad.
zeze zeze 8 years
I have been addicted to frozen berries. For the last 8 months or so, I have been buying bags and bags of frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries and eating them plain while they are frozen - I treat them as mini Popsicles! A million times better than ice cream. But I haven't really noticed any belly fat reduction....same old me.
mommahello mommahello 8 years
I love blueberries, hate belly fat.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Oooh, yum, Tasty and belly-shrinking? Awesome.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love blueberries. Right now, all I can find is frozen blueberries and I totally load up on them.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
For the most part, I just adore blueberries. Once in a while I get a batch that taste pretty awful, or go mushy right away, but the firm ones are delish!
margokhal margokhal 8 years wonder I've been craving's a shame I can't find decent ones at a decent price now! :(
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Bonus! I love blueberries and knew they were good for me, but didn't know about the belly fat busting.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
yes! Blueberries, Kashi Crunch and Fage is my favorite all time breakfast
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Wackdoodle, sorry to hear that. I do love me some blueberries, esp. with greek yogurt!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I LOVE blueberries and have even more reasons to keep them in my dietary rotation :)
michlny michlny 8 years
I am pretty sure a healthy diet in general will banish belly fat - especially, when it's coupled with an exercise regime!
LindsayLou LindsayLou 8 years
Love blueberries! Toss them in my yogurt all the time :)
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
But blueberries have to flavor. I lack the gene that allows me to taste the flavor of blueberries so it's like eating mushy flavorless cardboard. boo...doomed to have belly fat.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
Oh, poo. I've never been a huge fan of blueberries. I guess I'll throw some in my oatmeal in the morn.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
love me some blueberries.
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