Eliz Greene

Could eating blueberries reduce belly fat?

A new study conducted by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center suggests eating blueberries could indeed reduce belly fat and limit the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

“The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables has been well-researched, but our findings in regard to blueberries shows the naturally occurring chemicals they contain, such as anthocyanins, show promise in mitigating these health conditions,” according to Steven Bolling, M.D., a U-M heart surgeon and head of the Cardioprotection Laboratory.

Belly fat releases hormones and chemicals, such as cortisol and leptin, into the body which can damage the heart and brain. Taking steps to reduce belly fat is an important step in maintaining a healthy heart and body.

So, go ahead and add some blueberries to your morning cereal or you salad at lunch. It is a tasty way to do something good for yourself.

Eliz Greene is the author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.

As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.


About Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health and reduce stress are used by thousands of busy people all over the world. She is a motivational wellness speaker, author, and job stress researcher. Visit elizgreene.com to book Eliz for your next event.

One Response to “Busy Woman’s Guide to Blueberries and Belly Fat”

  • […] According to the Busy Woman’s Guide’s favorite Registered Dietitian, Jill Fleming, “The Acai Berry is great. Since it has gained so much publicity and the price has gone up, keep in mind that you can get the same benefits (improve your HDL, lower total cholesterol, antioxidants, prevent alzheimers, enhance weight loss, fiber) from blueberries.” […]

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