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Surprising Benefits of These 6 Colourful Berries, Weight Loss Being the Central one!

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Are you aware that berries are a precursor to Weight loss? Just the thought of berries make me go hungry enough to finish an entire basket of them.

Berries being tiny in size have huge multi functional benefits. There are different types of berries and the ones for weight loss are in the groove now! How to buy berries?

Berries weight loss health benefits
Berry basket of life

Six Berrie(d) Ways to Weight loss / 6 Types of Berries and their Benefits

Just like most of the fruits, berry fruits are bound with enough water, fibre  giving you the feeling of fullness for a longer time.

Berries contain plenty of antioxidants which reduce belly fat, lower cholesterol, and glucose levels.

How Does This Happen ???

Berries activate the fat-melting hormone leptin which increase metabolism and suppresses the appetite. Never go for the juicing method, as berries taste best when eaten whole!

1. Strawberry

strawberries weight loss health benefits
Strawberries fresh off the plant

The most indigenous berries available in the market are the strawberries. They are a top-notch source of Ascorbic Acid and a single cup of strawberries in your diet contributes about fifty calories and three grams of fiber.

Strawberry benefits in regulating the digestion process and prevents the occurrence of any gastrointestinal discomforts. Minerals such as potassium and magnesium could also be a major source of polyphenols.

The nutrients help in regulating blood pressure and also offsets the risk of cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.

Research has also shown that strawberries can fix up on aging and other degenerative illness [1].

So knock yourself out with this tasty strawberries and banana smoothie to have a variation from the routine refreshing drinks and at all times couple the fruit with a non-fattening dish.

Did You Know??

“Strawberries contain certain enzymes which trigger the production of the hormone adiponectin helping in fat burning and weight loss.”

2. Blueberry

blueberries health benefits
Anthocyanin rich berry

Blueberries are wonderful enhancers to start your weight loss diet! Rock star fibre-rich blueberry fruit suppresses aging in your body preventing from diseases.

Boosting your memory power, cognition and body balance are some of blueberry benefits which is not seen in the other berries.

Blueberries health benefits was proven by a research study showing rats subjected to a blueberry rich diet for a period of 3 months exhibited a significant loss in belly fat, cholesterol and enhanced levels in insulin [2].

Tiniest berries to have close to all the nutritive potentials are the blueberries. No wonder folks from all across the world are frenzied about the benefits of blueberries.

Did You Know??

“Blueberry subsume gallic acid, a natural antioxidant which reduces food intake and aids in weight loss.”

Blueberry Infused Water!!

A delicious treat to tingle your tastebuds! All you need is

  • A cup of blueberries
  • A glass of water
  • Few ice cubes
  • Half a lemon

Rinse the blueberries and remove all the supposedly present pesticides from its surface. To a glass of water add the blueberries, half a lemon and let them steep for a day long in a refrigerator.

The next day you can relish on them. Here we go around the blueberry water….blueberry water….all day long!!!

Recommended Read: Punch It with Protein and Blueberries!

3. Acai Berry

Acai berry weight loss
Acai berry pose a similarity with blueberry

Major false claim on weight loss are with the Acai Berries. There is no proven evidence that Acai Berries aid in weight loss. In spite of berries having good antioxidant benefits in the reduction of inflammation in the body it has no good news for obese people.

To lose weight, a bowl of these berries is just not enough.  Little stretches and good physical activity along with this berry helps in shedding of few kilos.

Acai berries can surely be included in the diet for their antioxidant benefits even if not them being miracle weight loss agents.

Some Benefits of Antioxidants and How it May Help in Good Health.

  • Boosts immune system
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties help you heal within
  • Natural Anti -ageing agent

4. Goji Berry

weight loss using goji berries
Miracle berry for weight loss

A smart and healthy diet to weight loss is with the mentioned slimming agent. Goji berries are a cross between a raisin, cherry and cranberry having many healing properties and weight loss tops this list.

Goji berries are rich in fibre and helps to reduces your appetite giving a feeling of fullness for a longer time. So let me throw some light over the Goji berries benefits, that we really do not know…

  • Increase the metabolism in the body
  • A detox agent – cleansing the system and eliminating toxins
  • Fat Burner
  • Antioxidant berry – reduces bad cholesterol

Goji Berries can be had along with any diet, but the most preferred ones are by the infusion method!

Recommended Read: Antioxidants Needed for a Healthy Lifestyle

Did You Know?

“Goji berries extract capsules are available in the market too. The recommended dosage is two capsules per day for instant weight loss.

We would however suggest you check with your dietician or physician before you pop any of these natural extract supplements.”

 

5. Blackberry

Black berries health benefits
Cancer curer

Excellent additions to a healthy and happy diet are the blackberries. Blackberries boost your metabolism and ignites your veiled fat as it is a light berry on a weight loss regime.

The smooth excretion of food is because of the ample supply of fibre in them.

The anthocyanin-rich blackberry is of stunning proof that it cures cancer as cited in an a research done by the National Institute of Pathology and Occupational Health [3]

Did You Know??

“Not only are fruits a boon for weight loss, the leaves of blackberries are also of medicinal  use and can be sipped down as Blackberry tea. Though you might cringe when tasting, the flavour of the tea can be masked with a little addition of honey to it.”

 

6. Raspberry

raspberries for burning fat
Ketones – fat fighters

Guarantee given, this berry is for sure not of the “rasp” orders. Raspberries are one of the most beautiful berries with zero fat and loaded with fiber.

Raspberries are a classy choice to be included in your weight loss therapy as the ketones present in them aid in lipolysis (Breakdown of fat into smaller parts),increase levels of adiponectin (the return of the fat burning hormone) and are a low glycemic food for diabetes patients .

Did You Know??

“Raspberries have a higher content of Vitamin C, higher than in Oranges. It is a potent source of Folic acid. So stop spending on the folic acid tablets and go for this natural resource.”

On an Ending Note…

It is pretty much clear that berries are amazingly health-giving and nutritious. Truth said out, berries are packed with vitamins and minerals which help in weight loss.

This pointer is its low glycemic content and the fibre in them giving a feeling of bulkiness to the meal and a control over your other cravings for food.

Hence, berries on the whole can be used as a sweet module for an effective weight loss program!

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2 Comments
  1. Suraj says

    Do dry berries available in market have same benefits as explained in the article above?

    1. Truweight says

      Hello Suraj, There are many variants of berries and much of the nutrition depends upon their cultivation. Having said so, dried berries are indeed a concentrated source of antioxidants. So yes, you could include dried berries as a part of a healthy balanced diet.