Blueberries Reduce Belly Fat and Diabetes Risk

@dlr297 (5409)
United States
May 9, 2009 12:16pm CST
Eating blueberries could help you get rid of belly fat, and a blueberry-enriched diet could stem the conditions that lead to diabetes. New research gives tantalizing clues to the potential of blueberries in reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. The effect is thought to be due to the high level of naturally occurring antioxidants called phytochemicals contained in blueberries. Researchers studied the effect blueberries had when added to the diet of rats. After 90 days, rats that received a blueberry-enriched diet had less abdominal fat, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, and improved fasting glucose and insulin sensitivity. If you would like to read the rest of the article here is the link: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/09/Blueberries-Reduce-Belly-Fat-and-Diabetes-Risk.aspx
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@kykidd (6812)
• United States
22 Oct 09
What an interesting fact. My sister-in-law has diabetes and so does my uncle. I am going to make it a point to share this information with them. I see this article is a little old, sorry for posting to it so late. But it appears that it is staying on your active list. I wished I would have read it when it was first published. We have a lot of places that grow blueberries around here, I don't know if you call them farms, but I could have gotten some from blueberries straight from the field. That would have been excellent. It would also be superb to reduce my belly fat. I am always looking for new ways to do this. I have tried walking and bicycling, and it seems to help my bottom, but doesn't seem to do anything for my belly. Thanks again for the information and have a great day here on myLot!
@dlr297 (5409)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I also have diabetes and i take a number of other products for it. and i am off the insulin and the pills for over a year now. I still have to watch it because if i get slack on things it goes back up. I eat right and get exercise in everyday But i supplement with a product called glucobiotic supreme, Vitamin D3, COQ10, and flax seed. Everyday
@lyanne (60)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
Hi dlr297, thanks so much for the information.. I never thought that blueberries can realy help loose weight. I would surely eat alot of this from now on.. Thanks so much for this very useful information..=)
@dlr297 (5409)
• United States
12 Oct 09
You are welcome for the information, and i hope that it helps you out.
@wolfie34 (26771)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 10
Sadly I do not like blueberries which is a pity, but it is good to hear about, I also heard that grapefruits also help to burn off fat in the belly, I think it's to do with the acid in the grapefruit, hence the grapefruit diet which has been affective. I love grapefruits. There are other fat burning foods that are available also. Maybe I should force myself to eat blueberries, at least they are small enough to swallow without having to chew or bite. Thanks for the info.
• United States
13 May 09
Awesome info here dlr297. I also saw this article about Mangoes too that I thought I could share here as well. Fruits and veggies are a great part of any diet and I was really unaware of all the things blueberries can do. Thanks for sharing and happy mylotting to you as well. PS here is the article I was talking about http://www.ehow.com/how_4863820_eat-mangoes-aid-weight-loss.html take care:)
@eileenleyva (27567)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Thank you for this important piece of information. Diabetes had set in even in children. Time to go back to healthy eating. Blueberries could now be an option.
@busky5 (3164)
• Thailand
10 Aug 09
This is good information to me know.I believe many fruits may have a lot of benefits for healthy.I like to eat blueberies but i don't like to eat fresh them.I like to fill them in the cakes.
@dlr297 (5409)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Yes their are many uses for blueberries, i like the fresh, or added into pancakes, I also like to add them to my oatmeal, or grits...I also like to make jam with them.
@babystar1 (4233)
• United States
16 May 09
Thanks for the tip. I did not no that blueberries get rid of belly fat. I have belly fat and dont no how to get rid of it. I have to try the blueberries. How many do you have to eat a day for it to work?
• United States
9 May 09
I never knew that. I've been trying to loose weight for some time now. Thanks for the tip!