Are blueberries good for losing weight?
Recent study findings suggest that blueberries may influence genes which regulate fat-burning and storage, helping reduce abdominal fat and lower cholesterol. When combined with a low-fat diet, blueberries might also lower triglycerides and improve blood sugar levels, each benefits of a comprehensive weight loss plan.
In fact, outside the U.S. the bilberry is sometimes referred to as a blueberry. True blueberries, however, are native to the United States, whereas bilberries are native to Northern Europe and certain parts of North America and Asia. Both berries possess health-promoting antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals.
- Blueberries are the King of Antioxidant Foods. Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables (4, 5, 6). The main antioxidant compounds in blueberries belong to a large family of polyphenols, called flavonoids.
- Bilberries are any of several primarily Eurasian species of low-growing shrubs in the genus Vaccinium (family Ericaceae), bearing edible, nearly black berries. The species most often referred to is Vaccinium myrtillus L., but there are several other closely related species.
- About Wild Blackberries and Raspberries. There are many, many types of wild edible berries, but blackberries and raspberries are by far the easiest to identify. Growing in those telltale tiny clusters, they don't have any lookalikes and are all safe to eat.
Updated: 6th October 2019