Blueberries...the magical fruit!



So Steve sent us a tweet about blueberries.  He told us that studies show you can achieve two pounds of extra fat loss per month just by eating a 1/2 cup of blueberries per day.  Well that is easy right?  Blueberries are not just good for weight loss, they are packed full of health benefits for your entire body...and they taste great too!


So where do we start?  Blueberries contain the highest level of antioxidants of all the fresh fruit you see in your grocery store.  It neutralizes free radicals, aids in disease fighting and aging improves vision, brain health, helps to fight off heart disease and cancer.  These are just some of the benefits we can gain from the magical fruit...the blueberry.  Wow all that from a little purple fruit!


And it does not stop there...worried about belly fat?  Chomp down on a 1/2 a cup of this delicious fruit.  Studies have shown that the blueberry can help reduce belly fat.  At the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, they learned that blueberries can help reduce belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.  Combined with a low-fat diet, blueberries have the potential to lower your triglycerides, cholesterol and overall total fat mass.


All of these great health benefits are easy to achieve with the help of a magical fruit, the blueberry.  Need some great ways to get them into your diet?  For a heath-packed snack, combine them in a blender with a 1/2 banana, some skim-milk, a spoon full of honey and non-fat yogurt for a fabulous smoothie.  Try them with some almonds, low-fat granola in your Greek yogurt for a delicious and healthy breakfast.  Or grab a handful on your way out the door to workout with Steve on the ZimFit app!  That combination will have you on your way to losing weight and looking good!


via: women's fitness